'... thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world ..." - MARGARET MEAD Volume 24 Number ' contents i Editorial Staff Kelly Alsedek Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 Lauren McCartney Cusick P'07 Rich Drazin '1 1 Emily Gertenbach '11 Meghan Gibson Dr. Tom Hanrahan, Editor Christine Brandt Little Natalie Hope McDonald '97 Charles McElwee '1 1 Katrina Weils '12 Anita Williams Designer Tom Castanzo Primo 106 Marketing Communicatons, Inc. Production Manager Kelly Alsedek Photography John Consoli Michael Crabb Robert A. Howard Matthew Lester Emily Moore '1 1 Gail Sanderson John Stauffer Dr. Grant Taylor Send comments or address changes to: Office of College Relations Laughlin Hall Lebanon Valley College 101 North College Avenue Annville, PA 17003-1400 Phone:717-867-6030 Fax:717-867-6035 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org E-mail: email@example.com The Valley is published by Lebanon Valley College and is distributed without charge to alumni and friends. The deadline for submission of information to The Valley is approximately five months prior to being received by its readership. Class Notes news received after the deadline will be included in the next issue of the magazine. /■\° Mixed Sources /\ / \ hwhclm^ t raum a w a n* A»%\ Sitm^J fens^a»b4MsHR«aid ■ ■ » ^*& «*w> LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE MAGAZINE * Iitertya ^l engaged Now we are eng*^ that nation or any nation endure. \C have come to 1 for those Hv It is ,M this. But ma on we ^Je adwho Ul,l -liv„ ' c Wkvi 12 "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead The College's mission "is to enable our students to become people of broad vision, capable of making informed decisions, and prepared for a life of service to others" Learn about several alumni and current students who are advancing the Valley mission in their daily lives. Departments 2 Valley News & Notes 22 Class News & Notes 36 InMemoriam On the Cover: LVCs national award-winning chapter of the American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer annually holds awareness events spotlighting different forms of the disease. Here, Rich Drazin '1 1 is outlined in chalk by Megan McGrady '1 1 (top) and Sarah Bronstein '1 1 . These chalk outlines of "bodies" illustrate the dangers of tobacco use. inside Cover: Richard Kohr '83 has been a licensed Gettysburg battlefield guide for 1 5 years. Licenses to regulate the quality of battlefield guides were first established by the federal government in 1915. Here, Kohr stands on top of Devil's Den with Little Round Top in the background. Editor's Notes: John Boag 'BO was profiled in the spring 2009 issue of The Valley (p. 38). A loyal graduate wrote in to tell us that Boag is a third- generation alumnus ofLVC; his grandfather (Samuel F. Morrison 'IB), father (John D. Boag '5 1), mother (Margaret Bower Boag '5 1), and sister (Jean Boag Reese '76) also graduated from the Valley. Also, Ray Swingholm '51 was mentioned on page 18 but was not identified as a graduate. FALL 2009 1 Valley News & Notes US. News Ranks WC Even Higher in " Great Schools, Great Prices" Lebanon Valley College is now ranked number two in the North in the "Great Schools, Great Prices" category among "Best Baccalaureate Colleges" in U.S. News & World Reports 2010 edition of Americas Best Colleges. LVC was ranked number three last year, and has been rated among the top 10 colleges in this category for the last five years. LVC retains its ranking as eighth overall among the 71 comparable institutions in its regional category. lvc has been ranked among the top tier of the 319 Best Baccalaureate Colleges in the nation for 1 6 consecutive years. Among the 319 institutions nationwide in its category, the College is ranked in the top two percent for enrolling Freshmen from the Top 25 percent of their High School Class and in the top three percent for Average Freshman Retention Rate (meaning the students return for their sophomore years). LVCs Average Graduation Rate of 71 percent puts it among the top three percent of all 319 colleges and universities in the country. Only seven institutions had a higher graduation rate, among them are the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy. Religion and Philosophy Major Wins Fulbright Carissa Devine '09 of York is studying in a Utopian community in India for 10 months on a Fulbright Scholarship. Devine will study how the 2,000 people in Auroville, a southern India community, observe and honor their philosophy. The religion and philosophy major is already familiar with the community, having lived there for a time during a semester abroad in her junior year. Devine is the second person at the Valley to win a Fulbright Scholarship this year. Jared Larson, a visiting instructor of Spanish, is using his Fulbright to conduct research at Universidade de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal, on the effects of Muslim immigration in the Iberian Peninsula. Over the last few decades, 16 undergraduates at LVC have won Fulbright awards. Follow Carissa's blog from India at www.lvc.edu/blogs-fA09.aspx. 2 The valley LVC Students Complete 13,334 Hours of Community Service JLVv^ StUClCntS completed 13,334 hours of community service during the 2008-2009 academic year, mosdy for the greater Lebanon community. The students represented 52 campus organizations, athletic teams, academic departments, and special-interest residence communities. An awards system was developed last year to give students an incentive to serve the community. Students who served 25 to 60 hours received a Bronze Community Service Award; 61 to 99 hours of service merited a Silver Award. To earn a Gold Award, students had to log 100 hours of service and participate in a residential service project of at least three days. Two students, Kelcie Fritts '10 of Bethlehem and Chrissy Garrison '10 of Hatboro, both elementary education majors, qualified for Gold Community Service Awards. (L to R): Jennifer Murphy '11, Mark Rosborough '11, and Sarah Kenney '11 study plans for their volunteer work with Lebanon Habitat for Humanity. Two LVC Professors Inducted into Central PA Jazz Hall of Fame Two members of the LVC music faculty, Tom Strohman 75 and Jim Miller, were inducted into the Central PA Friends of Jazz Hall of Fame in May. Both men are founding members of Third Stream, one of the mid- Atlantic regions finest music ensembles. Strohman and Miller were selected for the honor because of their efforts to present and preserve live jazz in the region, as well as for their volunteer engagement in the organization. Tom Strohman '75 Jim Miller FALL 2009 Valley News & Notes New Students Serve Local Community with 15 Projects during Orientation During fall orientation, more than 400 new students worked together on 1 5 projects designed to benefit service organizations in Lebanon County and beyond. The students wrote letters of encouragement to current military personnel, veterans, and residents in local retirement communities. They also built and painted 45 bird houses to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Lebanon County, and made 90 kitten-receiving blankets for the Humane Society of Lebanon County. Many of these projects were completed around the 220-meter indoor track of the Edward H. Arnold Sports Arena. As they worked, students got to know one another and enjoyed music provided by a live DJ. The Orientation Service Project is the first of a series of programs designed to support LVCs goal to "prepare students for a life of service to others," a key tenet of the College's mission statement. The following alumni were named teacher mentors at their respective schools by former students, and were featured in a special edition of the Lebanon Daily News last spring: Stephen "Steve" Miller 75, Timothy J. Eck '90, Paul W. Dissinger '94, Dennie Speicher Boltz 96, Shane M. Thomas '96, Juanita Harkins M'OO, Jared M. Daubert '02, Ronda L Sowers '04, Henry K. Saner '05, Alissa B. Bow- man '08, and Kim Grissinger '08. Stanson Hall Opens Stanson Hall, a three-story, gabled brick building honoring Greg G. Stan SO n '63, P'92 ff P'95, LVCs vice president emeritus of enrollment and student services, opened this fall. The residence houses 148 students in nine pods, or sections, of about 16 residents each. To foster an even greater sense of community, a group of first-year students, enrolled in a course based on the College's yearlong colloquium Wired, will share a pod. Students in two other "learning communities" are housed in Mary Green. Distinguished Artists Series As one of today's foremost interpreters of the music of Sergei Rachmaninov, pianist Santiago Rodriguez earned a standing ovation in September after his performance at LVC as the first of three internationally known pianists to perform as part of LVCs new Distinguished Artists Series. His program, which also featured works by Mozart, Schumann, and Chopin, was followed in early November by a concert by Petronel Malan, a multiple-Grammy award nominee. The final concert on LVCs new Steinway D Concert grand piano will feature Hwaen Ch'uqi, who grew up in nearby Manheim, Pa. He will perform on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Lutz Hall of the Blair Music Center. For more information on programs and tickets, visit www.lvc.edu/music or call the Music Department at 717-867-6275. THE VALLEY IYC Hosts Tibetan Monks for Mandala Sand Painting and Banquet The Monks of Drepung Gomang Monastery created a mandala sand painting in the Lynch Memorial Hall atrium during the first week of November. To construct the mandala, the Buddhist monks carefully tapped dyed sand particles on a board using small tubes and funnels. At the opening ceremony, the monks chanted prayers for peace, prosperity, and healing. Accompanied by delicate hand gestures, cymbals, drums, horns, and flutes, the chant master intoned a full chord of three notes. A banquet featuring Tibetan food followed. During the meal a Tibetan geshe explained these traditions, and screened a video ex- plaining the history of Buddhism in Tibet. To symbolize the impermanence of all life, the mandala was deconstructed at the end of the week and the sands were dispersed in Quittapahilla Creek. Other events during the week included a Tibetan Puja (worship service) and a demonstration of the traditional Tibetan art of mani stone painting. The monks also shared a traditional yak dance and participated in a debate. The Valley Humanities Review — High School Scholarship Contest The Valley Humanities Review \s pleased to announce its annual High School Scholarship Contest. We are currently seeking essays in the humanities written by current high school students that demonstrate high quality, intellectual rigor, and originality. The winner will receive a $500 prize and publication in the spring 2010 issue. Submissions will be accepted until Dec. 15. All submissions should adhere to the Chicago style in formatting, footnoting, and bibliography. Essays should be between 3,000 and 6,000 words in length, be free of errors, and have an original title. Please only one essay per student. All contest submissions should be sent to submissions- firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment of either a Word document or a PDF. Please list the title of the contest to which you are submitting in the subject line of your e-mail. All contest entries should be free of any identifying marks such as names, addresses, or high school affiliations. The Valley Humanities Review was created to encourage and support undergraduate research in the humanities. Hosted by the LVC English Department, the review is funded by a Pleet Initiative Grant which was started in early 2008 through a generous gift from David and Lynn Pleet of Lebanon. FALL 2009 Valley News & Notes Chemistry Faculty and Students TL . he Chemistry Department continued its rich tradition of student/faculty research with the following publications, internships, and presentations: Jason Navin '08, Dr. Andy Marsh, assistant professor of chemistry, and two collabo- rators from the University of California Berkeley published a paper in the July 2009 edition of the journal Analytical Chemistry on their experimental work. Heather Howard '11 participated in the highly competitive NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program in the summer of 2009. Nicholas Boaz '10 and Dr. Timothy Peelen, assistant professor of chemistry, were awarded a Moissan Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship by the Division of Fluorine Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. Peelen, working with his student research group, published a paper in the April 2009 edition of the Journal of Organic Chemistry. Student co- authors were Alison Hartman '07, currendy in a doctoral program in geochemistry at Columbia University; Cheryl Brophy '07, Visiting Scientist Program, FBI Academy, Quantico, Va.; Julia Cupp '08, Postbaccalaureate Intra- mural Research Training Award Fellowship, National Insti- tutes of Health, and 2009 entrant to the Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine; and Daniel Hodge '09, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Allix Sanders '10 won the 2009 Judith Bond Award as the top junior chemistry major in colleges and universities in south central Pennsylvania. The $500 award is annually given by the Southeastern Section of the American Chemical Society. Michael Porambo '09 was the 2008 winner. Brandon Parks '10, who also conducts research with Peelen, won a travel award from the American Chemical Society to attend the 2009 National Organic Conference in Denver, Colo., to present his work. LVC Receives New Recognition LVC received the 2009 Best of An nvi He Award from the U.S. Commerce Association, was named in the top 15 percent of all colleges and universities as a Military Friendly School for 2010 by G.I. Jobs magazine, and was recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education in the 2009 Great Colleges to Work For program. LVC Again Hosts Harrisburg Symphony on July 4 For the second consecutive year, LVC hosted the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra on Independence Day. The concert in LVC's Lutz Hall in the Blair Music Center was free and open to the community. The program by symphony director Stuart Malina saluted both big bands and the armed forces. The symphony also played music from West Side Story and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. THE VALLEY Students Find Old and New Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Trash-picking, dumpster-diving students at LVC found a unique way to highlight the importance of recycling on Earth Day in April. Students from S.A.F.E. (Student Action for Earth), the Colleges environmental awareness club, went through the trash baskets in student residence halls to retrieve all the items that should have been deposited in nearby recycling bins. Dr. Grant Taylor, an assistant professor of art, designed a giant "flowerpot" made from empty plastic water bottles. Art student Rebecca Ache '09 wired all the plastic water bottles in rows, and the students encircled a tree on the College s Social Quad with the bottles, creating a giant "flowerpot." Students also participated in a traditional tree-planting ceremony on Earth Day near the Neidig-Garber Science Center. S.A.EE. members also dedicated a tulip tree. Standing in an art installation made from recyclables are (L to R): Chase Ferrario '12> Katie DeMarco y ll y and Heath Lettich '12. ********* ************************* WC to Help Cover Tuition and Fees for Veterans and Eligible Dependents % LVC now participates in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program to help cover the tuition and fees for veterans and their eligible dependents who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program under the new Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. LVC voluntarily covers up to half the tuition and fees that exceed the highest in- state public school tuition for Pennsylvania. The government will match the amount so the full cost of private college tuition and fees can be met. FALL 2009 Valley News & Notes lvc Graduates More than 450 Students and Honors Award Winners More than 450 graduates earned diplomas May 16 on Rohland Field. In addition to the seniors, 43 students collected masters degrees in business, science education, and music education. Sixteen students earned doctorates in physical therapy. Betty Criswell Hungerford '54 of Harrisburg, and Darwin G. Glick '58 of Lebanon, both earned honorary doctorates of humane letters, the highest academic award given by LVC. Sadly, Glick, who was ill and unable to attend the ceremonies, died the next day (See obituary on page 36). The Commencement speaker was Dr. M. Jane Yingling, associate professor of education at LVC. She urged the graduates to cultivate the three "Rs" — not reading, writing, and nthmatic, but reflection, responsibility, and resiliency. In 2008, Yingling was awarded the College s top honor for teaching, the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award. The top student award, the H. Anthony Neidig Award, went to two students An article by Dr. William "Bill" McGill was one of three winners of an annual award for the best baseball research article. McGill, senior vice president and dean of the faculty emeritus at LVC and former acting president wrote 'The Greatest College Pitcher: George Sisler at Michigan." He received the McFarland-Society of American Baseball Research Award in July at the society's annual convention in Washington, D.C. McGill, an avid baseball fan, is the namesake for LVC's McGill Baseball Park. THE VALLEY ■0H f lL~ m ^\ Sara Wagner '09 ^~^ % ' f^k J 1 fc I Dr. Scott N. Walck this year, Sara Wagner of Harrisburg, economics and business administra- tion; and Sara Schwanger of Boyer- town, chemistry-ACS. Dr. Scott N. Walck, associate professor of physics, won the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for Teaching this year. Walck was described as "a fine teacher, an innovative leader in undergraduate research in physics and mathematics," who not only has received a significant national grant, but also has "a great rapport with students." Rachel R. Luckenbill '02, lecturer in English, won the 2009 Nevelyn J. Kni- sley Award for Inspirational Teaching. Luckenbill was cited as "an energetic, creative, and caring teacher who invests time and energy in her students . . . loves her disciplines, loves language and its nuances," and whose "vision and initiative led her students to present their work at a national literary conference." Dr. Dale Summers, professor of education, won the Educator of the Year Award, which is voted on by the students. Summers was called "an inspiration to both students and faculty . . . who over the years has provided words of wisdom and never-ending advice." LVC Faculty Cellist Wins Outstanding String Teacher Award Dr. Marie-Aline CadieilX, an adjunct instructor of cello at LVC, was honored this spring with the Pennsylvania/Delaware String Teachers Association Outstanding StringTeacher Award. Cadieux has won praise on three continents for her performance on celio. For many years, she served as principal cellist for the Illinois Symphony and the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, and is a member of LVC's resident Dela'ArtTrio. FALL 2009 LEBANON VA James F. Wolfe '58, Ph.D., chemistry department chair emeritus and pro- vost for academic affairs at Virginia Tech University, received LVC s 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award. In 1996, after his retirement, Wolfe realized one of his greatest achieve- ments^ — helping establish the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. There, doctors train to work in rural and medically underserved areas. Wolfe planned for the medical schools construction, recruited faculty and students, and raised funds. Before his retirement, Wolfe's research focused on the development of central nervous system pharmaceuticals. He graduated from LVC with honors in chemistry before earning a doctoral degree from Indiana University. Paula K. Hess '69, Ph.D., was honored with an Alumni Citation. She has served as both a legislative director and senior advisor on education to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania house majority leaders. After teaching in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District for seven years, Hess earned a doctoral degree in educational administration from Pennsylvania State University. She rewrote the state s education funding formula, and was involved in many major initiatives that have positively affected Pennsylvania's children. Notably, she was involved in the state-led takeover of the Philadelphia School District. Now retired, she is an advisor on Pennsylvania's Virtual High School Study Commission. Edward Lee Nickoloff '65, D.Sc, a professor of radiology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and its School of Public Healths departments of Public Health and Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, received an Alumni Citation. He has been recognized with numerous honors, including the 2008 Marvin M.D. Williams Award for lifetime achievements in medical physics from the American College of Medical Physics. Nickoloff is one of only 20 medical physicists who have received this honor. After graduating with a degree in physics from the Valley, he graduated in 1977 from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore with a doctor of science degree. Michael Helman 78, director of music and organist at Faith Presbyterian Church in Cape Coral, Fla., was recognized with the Creative Achievement Award. An organ performance major at LVC, Helman has been celebrated nationally, not only as an accomplished organist and educator, but also as a director and composer of choral, handbell, and organ literature. He has more than 125 musical compositions in print and has won nine handbell composition contests. He has also won the top award in the Northern Virginia Guild of Organ Hymn Writing competition. Earlier in his career, Helman was the founder and artistic director of the Wilmington, Del., Handbell Ensemble, the country's first auditioned community handbell ensemble. 10 THE VALLEY EY COLLEG Karen Mackrides '87 was honored with an Alumni Citation. The same year she graduated from the Valley summa cum kude with degrees in international business and Spanish, Mackrides began her career with IBM in Camp Hill, Pa., where she is now a team leader. In 1997 Mackrides earned the "Bravo Award" for her marketing insight and intelligence on a strategy for a $19 billion Global Services business unit, the single biggest revenue producer at IBM. Her responsi- bilities in market research allow her to travel throughout the United States and the world. She earned a master of business administration degree from Lehigh University in 1995. Erik Enters '86 won LVC s 2009 Carmean Award in Admission. Enters, a guidance counselor in the Upper Merion School District, has enthusiastically recommended his alma mater to a number of high school students, including top athletes and strong science majors. At LVC, Enters played varsity soccer and baseball, performed in numerous theatrical productions, and graduated with a degree in general studies and a minor in music. He earned a master s degree in education at Shippensburg University. He has been married for more than 20 years to Maria Wheeler Enters '88. They have two children, Emily and Matthew. Paul Baker '79, managing editor of the Lebanon Daily News, was honored with an Alumni Citation. He was praised for his "dedication to [his] alma mater and its students, for [his] professional achievement and commitment to the facts, and for [his] love of community service and involvement." Baker is married to Tracy Allgier Baker '79. They have three children: Luthien, Nathan, and Allison. His parents, Robert '49 and Barbara Kilheffer Baker '48, both graduated from the Valley. While at LVC, Baker was an avid cross-country and track runner. Three months after graduating from the Valley with honors in English, he was hired by the Lebanon Daily News as a result of an undergraduate internship. FALL 2009 11 thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world ..." i A network of community- minded alumni and students chronicle their lives in public service. MARGARET ME Susan Manbeck Corbett 72 v3^ By Natalie Hope McDonald '97 For some people, success is confirmed by fame and financial gain. But for many pioneers among the Lebanon Valley College community, giving back to others has been a life's vocation. They've all had extraordinary visions, like building schools, making streets safer, starting charities, and preserving history for generations to come. Perhaps most important is that each of these heroes shares a common thread: They're all part of LVC. Educating Haitians She had never traveled to a foreign country before. But when Doreen Sigman '76 retired after a 31 -year teaching career, she set off with a church mission to the little town of Gonaives, Haiti — more than five hours by pickup truck from the capital city of Port au Prince. "Its less than a two-hour flight from Miami," says Sigman, "but Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemi- sphere." She s never forgotten her very first encounters in the impoverished country, which led her back on several missions, the last of which was to help build a school in Jubilee Blanc, one of the poorest villages outside the capital city. "Majestic mountains and turquoise waters are in stark juxtaposition to children eating cookies from a recipe of dirt, shortening, and salt to stave off hunger," says Sigman, who credits her strong religious faith for giving her the strength to live and work in a community that time seems to have left behind. There, children run naked and shoe- less on filthy dirt roads. "Jubilee Blanc is a village of one-room mud houses," says Sigman. "There is no electricity or running water. Drinking water comes from a communal well." Deforestation and a pair of back- to-back hurricanes last year have left the land virtually desolate of plants and wildlife. Many people have starved or died of disease. Those who survive have little means of work or education, leaving children to scavenge for food and shelter. "Many children are homeless orphans," Sigman says. The lucky ones subside on a daily ladle of rice and beans. The others go without food. When she arrived earlier this year, Sigman saw more than 250 hungry children waiting in line for food that would feed less than half of them. She knew she wanted to help with urgent relief efforts, so she joined the Christian Light Foundation in Jacksonville, Fla., a missionary group that manages orphanages, feeding programs, a Bible college, and medical teams to care for the sick and needy throughout Haiti. A foster care parent with six children of her own, Sigman saw her experiences, both as a teacher and parent, falling into place. "I could clearly see the steps in my life suddenly making sense," she says. "I was prepared for the task." This fall, she was among a handful of volunteers who established a Christian FALL 2009 13 f ttv« b UB- G AP pB^ this .«-*«££»«* «... ,„j ln , ib e«yand ** i" N ow we are engaged long endure. i t war. We have come to fa I ' place for those nation might live. It is * we should do this. But in a *" consecrate, we ,ur P«or power to ^embe 7*w! ,SW/7« Manbeck Corbett '72 standing in front of a copy of President Lincoln's historic Gettysburg Address located at the Museum and Visitor Center of the Gettysburg National Military Park. The text is etched on a glass window in a permanent gallery that pays tribute to Lincoln's address and explains its meaning. school in Jubilee Blanc. The humble, corrugated tin building stands in the middle of the villages desert-like landscape — a beacon in an otherwise hopeless territory. "My job was to secure curriculum, teachers, students, schedules, and teacher education," she says. "We will have picnic tables and a concrete floor measuring about 30 by 50 feet," with a fence surrounding the school. The school employs two instructors who welcomed the first 48 students this year; they'll receive lessons in both English and Creole. Because there is no postal system and funds are scarce, Sigman and other volunteers hand- deliver the most basic of teaching materials. You wont find paper, supple- mental books, or educational toys at the school, but the volunteers are collecting what they can to start children in much- needed kindergarten classes. "Its a true 'blank slate* experience," admits Sigman, who says the trips are difficult, but fulfilling beyond anything she's ever done. "I wanted to see things that could not be read about in a book." And she wanted to share the gift of education with a generation of children who, without her efforts, would most certainly have been left behind. Preserving History As vice president of programming and development for the Gettysburg Foundation at Gettysburg National Military Park, Susan Manbeck Corbett '72 is perpetually surrounded by the past. From the rolling battle- fields to the relics from America s bloodiest war, Corbett is part of a groundbreaking private/public partnership with the National Park Service, working to preserve the rich and respected history of central Pennsylvania. Fortunately for the people of Gettysburg, honoring the past hasn't prevented this former English major from looking ahead to 2010, when her husband, Attorney General Tom Corbett '71, runs for governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. "It would be wonderful to be in a position to contribute to Pennsylvania as first lady," says Corbett, who met her husband while they were both students at LVC. As someone who has spent her career working in the arts and nonprofit sector, Corbett is quite familiar with public service. She's spent her career as both an arts manager and a member of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, enriching peoples' lives with well- 14 The valley respected arts programming from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. "IVe always been interested in arts and culture," admits Corbett, who has most recendy channeled her love of literature into the work she does for the Gettysburg Foundation. "I realized that there were 165,000 soldiers who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg and every one of them had a personal life, a family who loved them and a story to tell," she says. Her goal is to share these stories with visitors from around the state, country, and world. The work Corbett does with the Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg has resulted in millions of dollars in funding and fresh, new programming for younger generations of visitors. "What this museum has done is put Gettysburg into the context of the Civil War and the Civil War in the context of American history," says Corbett. Working in an organization that's community-based is particularly important to her. "It shapes us," she says. "Its exciting to feel like you're a part of something that preserves and makes relevant a part of our history for millions of visitors each year." Corbett credits LVC with providing the building blocks on which she's built her career. "People ask me, 'What can you do as an English major?'" Her favorite reply is: "What can't you do as an English major?" Before relocating to central Pennsylvania, Corbett had the job of her dreams with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, a literary organization that presented programming at Carnegie Music Hall. She was face-to-face with the authors and scholars she used to only read about. "We presented public programs that featured high-profile authors, commen- tators, and critics," says Corbett, who met Arthur Miller, Edward Albee, Norman Mailer, William Styron, Margaret Atwood, and Elie Weisel, among many others. "There's not a day that goes by that I don't use what I learned at Lebanon Valley," says Corbett, who admits one of the best moments in her career was meeting Kurt Vonnegut. "He was an icon to us," she says. "I remember staying up late at night in college with other English majors and reading everything he ever wrote." Advocating for Students For Nan Ryder Gray '74, learning happens at every age. As director of special education for the Utah State Office of School Programs, the long- time instructor manages special education programs for more than 41 school districts and 81 charter schools from her Salt Lake City office. "I have gained much more than I have given," says Gray, who has spent a lifetime teaching special education students, and, most recendy, managing an education program that nurtures teachers like her. "I was first drawn to students with emotional and behavioral disorders because of my psychology background and the really good education I received at LVC," she says. "I wanted to be able to work on a regular basis teaching students the skills they needed to be successful." While Gray always wanted to be a teacher (her mother was a teacher), her interest in special education was first sparked at LVC, she says, because of the individualized attention and support she received from professors. "They challenged us academically in very positive and supportive ways," says Gray. "They prepared us well for graduate school." Gray has been inspired by many of the special education students and teachers she's met during her career. "It means so much to be able to have an impact on students with disabilities. I love the challenge of discovering what their unique learning patterns are," she says. "It's very exciting and definitely challenging." Gray works with a number of advo- cacy groups, encouraging parents to become involved with the curriculum. She also oversees multimillion-dollar budgets and provides technical support to students and teachers throughout the state. "The students have taught me incredible things," says Gray, who's currently enrolled in a second graduate program at the University of Utah. "I continually learn from them and embody the spirit that they never stop learning. It s our responsibility as citizens to make sure we can contribute to the community in whatever way we are able. It's my responsibility as a citizen, with the advantages I have received over the years, to make sure I can give back and make an impact." BHBHi Making Streets Safer In the early morning, he takes time to feed the horses on his farm. But by the time he puts on his uniform, Scott Davis '93 has become a Pennsylvania State Trooper — and one of 60 drug recognition officers in the FALL 2009 15 commonwealth. He helps local law enforcement authorities keep illegal drugs off the streets and out of the hands of children. "As long as I can remember, that's what I wanted to do," says Davis, whose father was also a state trooper. While the majority of his work involves active law enforcement in nine counties surrounding Williams- port, Davis also spends time educa- ting school-age children. "A lot of these kids dont have mentors at home," he says. "A lot of them come from homes where the cop is considered the bad guy. Maybe both of their parents are in jail and their grandparents are raising them." Davis creates educational programs that introduce young people to law enforcement officers in a positive way, teaches them about the dangers of drugs and alcohol abuse, and about the importance of staying in school. "The kids love it," he says, especially when he and fellow troopers fly in on a helicopter, sirens raging. "We want to let these kids know we re friendly," Davis says, so he spends much of his time in the community working with young people on crime prevention starting as early as elementary school. 'Tm basically a uniformed drug officer," says Davis, who first started studying criminal justice while a student at LVC. As an undergraduate, he read everything he could about law enforcement. These days, he infiltrates high crime areas where drugs are rampant, making contacts within the local police and community. "We get feedback from people who are trying to live decent lives and who are frustrated with their communities going downhill," he says. Davis also trains local police officers on successful tactics for arresting drug dealers. "Its worse than people think," says the veteran officer. "But if I can save kids from getting involved with the (L to R): Brad Sweigart '11 (secretary), Adam Abruzzo '12 (president), and Nick Wardle '10 (vice president) have all been involved with LVC's chapter of Special Olympics since their freshman year. 16 The valley drug lifestyle, and if I can make it safe for kids to walk to school, I'm making a difference. In the long run, education is the best defense." Coaching Olympians Friends and former teammates Chris Bauer '09 and Nick Zlupko '09 have always played sports. Ever since they were kids, they were both making their marks (and making scores) on the field. But when they met at LVC, they decided it was time to use their talents to help a very unique group of athletes in the region. "I was involved with the Special Olympics in high school ," says Zlupko. "Our soccer team played the Special Olympics soccer team each year. That's how I knew about the organization." Both he and Bauer started volun- and more students started volunteer- ing at events and practices. "We would hold practices for cross country and long-distance running," he says, "or just walk around campus with the kids." By the end of each season, Bauer and Zlupko would organize big com- petitions. "In the spring we hosted a swim meet," says Bauer. The room- mates also hosted soccer games and track meets. "They always try hard," says Zlupko of the athletes. "They just get out there and have a really good time." As a soccer coach, he was always impressed with how hard the athletes pushed themselves. "They have so much talent," he says. "I'm most proud of the number of people from LVC who would help out," says Bauer, adding that some of the events would run from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. with dozens of Special "WE ALL FIGURED IF WE WERE LIVING TOGETHER, WHY NOT HELP PEOPLE?" - CHRIS BAUER 09 teering for Lebanon County's Special Olympics chapter while they were living in one of the Colleges special- interest houses on campus. "We all figured if we were living together, why not help people?" says Bauer who is currendy an assistant coach with the LVC men's cross country team. Bauer and Zlupko inspired each of their eight roommates to sign up for the local chapter of the Special Olympics. At first, the LVC chapter was comprised of only a few students. But by the time the two young men graduated, it seemed like more than half of the campus was involved in the organization. After the first year of working with Special Olympics, Bauer says more Olympians participating. "We would have as many as 60 people helping out," he says. Bauer and Zlupko s work paid off this year when LVC was named 2009 Pennsylvania Special Olympics School of the Year. "It was one of those things where everyone pitched in to make this happen," says Bauer. He is in graduate school, learning to work with mentally disabled children as a special care clinic nurse. Zlupko, now a middle school teacher, says the Special Olympians taught him a lot about what it means to be a true athlete. "When you're on really competitive teams, sometimes you forget that you're out there to have run," he says. The duo feels comfort in knowing that what they started will continue. Many current students, including Nick Wardle '10, Adam Abruzzo '12, and Brad Sweigart '11 carry on the LVC tradition of working with Special Olympics. Enriching Lives He was in the 94th Infantry Division during World War II. "Patton called it his golden nugget division," remem- bers Robert Cassel '36. "We led the Third Army to the Rhine River," he adds, "before the unit made its way into Eastern Germany during the height of the war." As a proud member of "The Greatest Generation," Cassel has seen much sorrow and victory in his military career. He's also spent a lifetime in service, both overseas and in his native Philadelphia, as a soldier and as a civilian. Before retiring as a chemist from the Mobil Oil Company, the LVC biology major spent many years working in his local community. In FALL 2009 17 1950, Cassel founded the Gloucester County Nature Club, a nonprofit organization of people who share a common love and curiosity for the natural world. Over the years, the group has welcomed well-known botanists and birdwatchers, enabling Cassel to continue a hobby he learned about while still a student at LVC in the 1930s. "My first experience with bird identi- fication was with Dr. [Samuel] Derick- son in the Biology Department ," he says. "He would take us to Mt. Gretna and point out birds along the way." Cassel also spent time studying the natural world as a boy. "I had a dog when I was a young kid," he says. "I was told you have to walk the dog every day. So I walked him into the woods, and into the swamps." During these long walks, Cassel would study the wildlife and try to identify plants and insects. In recent years, Cassel and his wife, Carol, have spent much of their time volunteering in their suburban Phila- delphia community. They were among a team of volunteers who readied the batdeship New Jersey to open as a tourist destination and museum on the Delaware River. He also taught Sunday school in a new church building he helped to construct in Paulsboro. "I was laying bricks on a Sunday. I didn't think that would look too good to the parishioners." Protecting our Protectors His job is to give law enforcement officers the tools they need to do their jobs safely — education is at the top of his list. Marc Junkerman '91 has dedicated his career to changing the way people understand public safety. As a law enforcement supervisor in Harford County, Maryland, Junker- man manages grants, reviews policy and procedures, and monitors equip- ment affecting hundreds of officers under his watch. "Service has always been something important in my family," says Junkerman, a military veteran who credits both the U.S. Army and LVC for laying the foundation for his career in law enforcement. "The liberal arts curriculum really helped me become adaptable," says the LVC psychology major. "I had been a field operator most of my life doing special investigations, S.W.A.T., and patrol. I had to very quickly transition into an entirely different way of think- ing when I took this job." Junkermans own educational experiences have inspired him to encourage others in law enforcement "LVC GAVE ME MORE THAN JUST AN EDUCATION; IT TAUGHT ME THE VALUE OF LEARNING." - marc junkerman m chairman of the committee to raise money for the new church," says Cassel, who credits volunteers for picking up hammers and planks of wood when the money ran out to pay for construction. "We put the roof on in a snow storm," he remembers. "And I once had to stop one of the guys from to pursue higher learning, whether in graduate school or technical training. "You can learn a lot of things in a book, but hands-on experiences and research projects really took what I learned from the book into the real world," says Junkerman. "LVC gave me more than just an education; it taught me the value of learning." When Junkerman made the recent transition from foot soldier to admini- strator with the sheriffs department, the first thing he did was go back to school. He was accepted into Johns Hopkins University's prestigious police executive leadership program in Baltimore, and after two years, the LVC grad was awarded a master's degree in management. "It comes down to two choices," says Junkerman. "You can be part of the solution or part of the problem. Are you going to be the type of person who is willing to step up and offer a solution?" He says every day he's reminded about the importance of education and service in his career. "I try to do a better job every day," he says. "You can't put a price tag on that. You can't put a price on the pride you get from the public when you've done a good job." Legislating Safety More than 32 years ago, John Cullather 76 moved to Washington, D.C., with the dream of working in politics. With his political science degree from LVC tucked under his arm, he embarked on what would be a long career on Capitol Hill. "I came to Washington to see what it was really about," says Cullather, now the staff director of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. His office overlooks the Capitol. "Everyone said you should start on Capitol Hill. So I submitted my resume, and a congressman from Long Beach, Calif, had an opening and hired me." Before long, Cullather became a legislative assistant. He was eventually tapped to handle maritime policy for the congressman's district, which included major seaports along the West Coast. 18 THE VALLEY Most recently, Cullather has been responsible for drafting legislation that impacts transportation safety on waterways both domestically and internationally. He handles everything from issues surrounding search and rescue and homeland security to shipping vessels and recreational boats. "It s very rewarding," says Cullather. "The ocean is a very dangerous place for mariners. We are continually trying to improve maritime safety." Cullather had no idea he would be spending so much time researching piracy on the high seas this year. But after several people were taken hostage on transportation lines, Washington is taking a hard look at laws here and abroad that could better protect sailors. "The process of changing laws and programs can be very slow," admits Cullather. "It can take years. You have to be very patient. But I've had quite a few bills I've crafted enacted into law." The most recent is a law limiting air pollution on sailing vessels. "It was implemented by the Obama administration," he says. "As a result, people have cleaner air to breathe because of more emission controls on ships." Cullather also spends time volun- teering at a local homeless shelter and singing in his church choir. But his work on Capitol Hill' has meant the most over the years. "I always think that there are fishermen today that are coming home to their families because of legislation I worked on many years ago," he says. Following the Money "This is the only job I ever wanted," says Robert Loughney '89. "I've known I wanted to be an FBI agent for as long as I can remember. My father was an agent and his brother was an agent." Loughney s younger sister, Amy, is also an FBI agent in New York City. "The sons and daughters of agents tend to get drawn into it," admits Loughney who has served in the FBI, Baltimore and Philadelphia divisions, for 13 years. "Its a career where I knew I could make a difference." Working for the FBI isn't just a job, its a career, says the LVC accounting major. "Accounting is a great way to get into the FBI," he says. "We follow the money." Loughney is primarily involved with financial cases, ranging from counterterrorism to white-collar crime. "In many cases, stopping a flow of funds can mean preventing future terrorist attacks," he says. " Were always looking for new people with fresh ideas," adds Loughney. "And there's a spot for just about any FALL 2009 19 LVC's national award-winning chapter of the American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer annualy holds cancer awareness events on campus including "smoke outs. " 'Here, Sarah Bronstein '11 is outlined in chalk, representing a victim and the dangers of tobacco. Also participating were (L to R): Rich Drazin '11, Aaron Amin '13, Megan McGrady '11, Josh GoeUner '12, and Jimmy Black '12. Not pictured' Emily Moore '11 and BradSurdam '11. specialty. In my graduating class from the FBI training academy, we had a rocket scientist from NASA, an aluminum siding salesman, school teachers, and former police officers." He says LVC s well-rounded liberal arts education was the starting point for his training in the FBI. "It positioned me well to deal with others in the world," says Loughney, who s also a volunteer coach for his children's sports teams and an active volunteer in his community. While an average day at the FBI may be spiced with a fair amount of intrigue (all of which is off limits for this interview), Loughney says that what he values most are the people he works with to make the world a safer place for his own children. "In some cases you can save lives," says Loughney. "You can really do something special that other jobs don't give you the opportunity to do." Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is a freelance writer based in Phila- delphia. 20 THE VALLEY Living Strong: Students Crusade Against Cancer talie Hope McDonald When her father died two years ago after a 14-year battle with cancer, Sarah Bronstein '11 knew she wanted to get involved with the American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer (CAC). She learned about the organization during the campus activities fair from Megan McGrady '11 and Emily Moore '11, who co-founded the campus chapter. "With his passing," Bronstein says, "my devotion got stronger." After volunteering with CAC, she now works with activists and survivors on campus to help educate the College community about early testing and cancer awareness. All three young women actively recruit new members and plan well-attended events year-round. They were so successful this year that LVC's CAC chapter was honored with three national awards, including Rookie Chapter of the Year and Cancer Education Chapter of the Year, from among more than 400 schools. They competed for the titles against well-known Ivy League colleges and universities across the country. This local chapter is also involved with the College's Relay for Life, a 12-hour walk that raises money for cancer research. "Survivors line up to start the race," says Moore, who chairs the Survivorship Committee and was involved with Relay for Life in Lancaster during her last two years of high school. "They take the first lap to start off the race." Moore, who joined her high school's Relay for Life after a close friend was diagnosed with cancer, says the moment is inspirational for everyone in attendance. It took on special significance for her after she lost her grandmother to cancer several years ago. Her other grandmother is currently in remission from the disease. "Unfortunately, cancer is such a universal experience," says McGrady. "But when you harness all of the personal stories it becomes an avenue of support. It's about spreading hope and education." CAC creates special educational programs each month designed to bring attention to various forms of cancer. During one such public awareness program, volunteers drew chalk outlines of "bodies" on the pavement around campus illustrating the dangers of tobacco use. "For October breast cancer awareness," Bronstein says, "the ice hockey team passed out information about early detection, collected donations, and wore T-shirts reading 'Real Men Wear Pink/" The sport teams have been great supporters, hosting special events and sharing information during games. "I think at the end of the day," says McGrady, "everyone wants to be a part of something that's a little bigger than themselves." Emily Moore '11 (left) and Gina DiCamiUo *10 FALL 2009 21 Wrlwr NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania unless otherwise noted. Editors Note: During the summer of 2009 LVC underwent a complete conversion of our database management system. Due to this change, many Class Notes received during this period will not appear until the spring issue. I thank you in advance for your patience. Abo, please note that LVC does not accept Class Note submissions for engagements due to space constraints. Births Kathleen "Kathy" Kelly Kalathas 81 and her husband, RADM Nicholas "Nick" T. Kalathas '81 f welcomed their daughter, Elaina, 3, from China. Kathy plays flute for the Bel Air Community Band, and Nick is a Rear Admiral stationed at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., as the director of logistics for Naval Sea Systems Command. Scott A. Barlup '90 and his wife, Kathy, welcomed a son, Brogan Mitchell, into their family on May 20, 2008. William J. Rossnock '92 and his wife, Sandra, welcomed a son, Cooper J., into their family on Jan. 14. He joins sisters Sophie, 7, and Molly, 4. Jeffrey L Manning '93 and his wife, Rachel, welcomed a daughter, Chloe Lynn, into their family on Feb. 14. Ana Prewitt-Rodriguez Farr '97 and her husband, John, welcomed a daughter, Cadence Analise, into their family on March 14. Yvonne D'Uva Howard '97 and Josh E. Howard '97 welcomed a son, Jayce, into their family on Dec. 26, 2008. Shelly Levan Kraatz '97 and her husband, Darryl, welcomed a daughter, Gabrielle Addison, into their family on Nov. 24, 2008. Martha Mains Lobaugh '97 and Michael Lobaugh '99 welcomed a daughter, Morgana Grace, into their family on Feb. 10. Greta Snyder Wright '97 and David W. Wright '97 welcomed a daughter, Quinn Jillian, into their family on July 2, 2008. Son Tanner will be 7 in January. Allison Henry Post '98, '00 and Dan Post '99 welcomed a daughter, Amelia Grace, into their family on Dec. 1, 2008. She is their third child. Dan is an assistant vice president and actuary for The Hartford in Connecticut. Amy Schimpf Stahl '98 and Brian Stahl '98 welcomed a son, Xander Brian, into their family on Jan. 22. Lindsay Shattuck Allen '00 and her husband, Jeremy, welcomed a son, David Albert, into their family on Sept. 3, 2008. Whitney Grace Ridler Michael J. Ridler '00 and his wife, Danyale, welcomed a daughter, Whitney Grace, into their family on July 2. SamanthaAnn Rittle Amy Martin Rittle '00 and her husband, Dave B. Rittle, welcomed a daughter, Samantha Ann, into their family on April 18. Dave is a chef for Lebanon Valley College with Hallmark Dining Services. Amanda Oft Templeton '00 and Jeffrey Templeton '98 welcomed a daughter, Sidni Grace, into their family on Feb. 25. Susan K. Borelli M'02 and her husband, Scott Hoh, welcomed a son, Emmett Thomas, into their family on March 23. Sue is the vice president for major gifts at the Caron Foundation in Wernersville. Melanie Boyd Fink '02 and her husband, Michael, welcomed a daughter, Emmalyn Karson, into their family on Feb. 1. Melanie is the secretary/store manager at Mike Finks Produce in Germansville. Lauren Baptista Smith '02 and Michael J. Smith '02 welcomed a daughter, Ella Kathleen, into their family on March 26. Lauren is a teacher in the West Perry School District. Mike is an elementary principal with the Newport School District and is a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University. Jennifer Miller Anteau '03 and her hus- band, Chris, welcomed a son, Noah Chris- topher, into their family on Dec. 29, 2008. 22 THE VALLEY Madelyn Rose Ciemiewicz Katie Ulrich Ciemiewicz '03 and her husband, Bryan, welcomed a daughter, Madelyn Rose, into their family on Dec. 18,2008. Stephen Carter Stouch Jennifer Peirson Kuntz '03 and Jason Kuntz, director of residential life at LVC, welcomed a son, Edward Jason, into their family on June 14. Jamie Cronin Bainbridge '04 and William Bainbridge '03 welcomed a son, Austin John, into their family on Jan. 20. Kendra Stichler Stouch '04 and Stephen Stouch Jr. '03 welcomed a son, Stephen Carter, into their family on April 5. Amy Haag Bowman '06 and her husband, Joseph, welcomed a daughter, Tarynn, into their family on Jan. 20. She joins big sister Keira, who is 2. Friends of the College Dr. Stacy A. Goodman, professor of biology at LVC, and her husband, Bob, welcomed a son, Carson Ronald, into their family on Feb. 5. (Back Row, L to R): Bryan Hartman '84, Kristopher Hartman '13, Kaitlyn Hartman '10, Melanie Herman Hartman '85, Michael Lasky '13, Robert Lasky '86. (Third Row, L to R): Kelsey Pelton '13, W. Lee Pelton '80, Tilman Frye '67, Nancy Kettering Frye '80, Dale Groome '84, Ann Marcinkowski '84, Jonathan Nerino '13, (Second Row, L to R): Kathy Arnold Vasisko '78, David Vasisko '13, Deborah Dressier Wysocki '86, Elise Wysocki '13, Jamie Frye '13, Vicki Frey Groome '84, Lt. Cmdr. Michael Cackovic, M.D., '87. (First Row, L to R): Allan Dutton '85, Jane Rupert Button '85,Jenna Dutton '13, Kelsey Groome '13, Hannah Cackovic '13, Taylor Luthy '13, Kim Luthy '88. Twenty Legacies Join the Class of 2013; Alumni Award Increased to $10,000 One of the largest legacy classes in memory will also be the first to benefit from the College's newly increased Children of Alumni Award. This summer, the College increased the annual award for children of alumni who attend LVC from $500 per year to $2,500 per year, for a maximum per-student benefit of $10,000 over the course of four years. One of this year's recipients came from as far away as Carlsbad, Calif. Members of the 2013 Legacy Class are Rachel Beazley, Hannah Cackovic, Edward Dema, Jenna Dutton, Jamie Frye, Kelsey Groome, Colin Habecker, Kristopher Hartman, Michael Lasky, Taylor Luthy, Brenden Martorano, Alyssa Mitchell, Bridget Monighan, Jonathan Nerino, Matthew Nesmith, Michael Ness, Kelsey Pelton, Seth Polydore, David Vasiski, and Elise Wysocki. FALL 2009 23 Class News & Notes Jeremy Maisto, registrar at LVC, and his wife, Emily, welcomed a daughter, Caroline Sophia, into their family on March 30. Dr. Victoria "Tori" Marchess assistant professor of physical therapy at LVC, and her husband, Mike, welcomed a daughter, Carmen Ann, into their family on March 23. Steven C. Orme, assistant athletic trainer at LVC, and his wife, Laura, welcomed a daughter, Samantha Christine, into their family on March 17. Dr. Walter Patton, associate professor of chemistry at LVC, and his wife, Dr. Steph- anie M. Patton, welcomed a daughter, Alex- andra Hope, into their family on March 30. Weddings The Rev. Jeffrey C. Compton 75 and Susan Schlegel were married Oct. 12, 2007, in Zion Lutheran Church in Union Deposit, where Jeff serves as pastor. Christina E. Weber '88 and Brian Phillips exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 22, 2008, in Hershey. Desanie Vlaisavljevic Miller '88 and Robert D. Miller '91 were members of the wedding party. Christina is the associate director of the National Center for Child Death Review in Wash- ington, D.C. Cynthia Lerch '95 and Brett Wambold exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 17, 2006, in Owego, N.Y. Cynthia is a manager for budgeting and financial analysis for New York public schools. Dr. Gregory D. Kohler '00 andTricia Ann Twaddle were married April 25 in Phoenixville. Dr. Chris Pugh '99, Cory Mattern '96 r and Jeff Kimmel '97 were groomsmen. Megan Miller Pugh '99 f Steve Bubnis '97 r Rick Hornberger '98, Justin McCall, Esq., '98, Mike Weist II '98, Marcia Reed Weist '00, Ryan Mattern 02, Marc Attivo '97, Erin Buffi ngton Attivo '98, Steve Jayne '97, Jennifer Hand Jayne '98, Patrick "P.J." Groft '98, Matt Gross '97, Cory Snook, Esq., '97, and head football coach Jim Monos were in attendance. Kristy Danielle Kane '01 and Donald J. DeSanto Jr. exchanged wedding vows (L to R): Hope Ellis '03, Kelly McCabe Butler '03, Jess McQuay '03, Jennifer Pinand Buterbaugh '03 on June 20, 2008, in Turks and Caicos. Kristy is a school psychologist for the Burlington County Educational Services in Westampton, N J. Jay Losiewicz '03 and Rachel Krall were married on Oct. 4, 2008, in Harrisburg. Bradley Fuhrman '03 served as best man. Michael Brehm '03 and Michael Edris '03 served as ushers. Jay is a sales specialist at Lowe s Home Improvement Warehouse in Palmyra. Kelly McCabe '03 and James Buder were married Oct. 11, 2008, in North Haledon, N.J. Hope Ellis '03 served as maid of honor. Jessica McQuay '03 served as a brides- maid. Jennifer Pinand Buterbaugh '03 was in attendance. Kelly is an operations manager for the Regus Group in Connecticut. (Front): Dr. Gregory D. Kohler '00; (Second Row, L to R): Justin McCall, Esq., '98, Mike Weist II '98, Ryan Mattern '02, Steve Jayne '97, Cory Snook, Esq.,'97; (Third Row, L to R): Steve Bubnis '97, Rick Hornberger '98, Dr. Chris Pugh '99, Corey Mattern '96, Marc Attivo '97, P.J Groft '98, Jeff Kimmel '97, Matt Gross '97 Ashley Kristin Lang '04 and Justin Edwards posed in front of Marquette Hall after their wedding. They were married in Steehon. Lisa Landis '04 and Robert Schaefer '04 exchanged wedding vows on May 9 in Lemoyne. Jamie Moyer Brandle '04, Cassandra Hoadley Hutton '04, and Andy Piatt '04 were members of the bridal party. Jason Brandle '03, Kristi Riley-Piatt 03, Sean Carney '03, Kelly Kauffman Carney '03, Jeremy Rea '04, Jen Borgerding '04, Lorraine Patton '04, and Kim Richardson Runkle '03 were in attendance. Ashley Kristin Lang '04 and Justin Edwards (Above) exchanged wedding vows on May 30 in Steelton. Lauren Ludorf '06 served as a bridesmaid. Jessica Moyer '05 and Joshua Rodgers '05 were in attendance. Ashley is a fourth-grade learning support teacher at Hershey Elementary School. 24 The Valley Bringing Music to the World HARLAN DAUBERT As a young Lebanon Valley College graduate in 1949, Harlan Daubert had to make a decision about where he wanted to teach music. Daubert had an offer to teach in the nearby Fredericksburg School District, but the marching band boasted just 18 people. "I taught everything — elementary music, geography, choir, and band," say Daubert. It was at Fredericksburg that Daubert greeted a new fifth- grade teacher named Jeanne Beaver, a Gettysburg College graduate who would go on to become Daubert's wife and the mother of their seven children. Three of them — Suzanne "Suzie" Daubert Fox 77, Alison Daubert '84, and Aaron Daubert '93— would become LVC alumni like their father. Suzie is an adjunct professor of music at LVC. Though the Fredericksburg band was struggling when Daubert arrived in 1949, he was consistently dedicated to the musicians under his tutelage. Rival Jonestown School District wanted Daubert as well, a fact that helped influence the merger of the two schools. In 1957, they formed what would become the Northern Lebanon School District. Over the years, Daubert brought more music to Northern Lebanon, and, in turn, brought Northern Lebanon music to the world. Under Daubert's direction, the Northern Lebanon March- ing Band performed at many events, including the Orange Bowl, the Cotton Bowl, the World's Fair in New York, the Montreal Expo, and both the Macy's and Gimble's Thanksgiving day parades. The band even traveled to Ireland in 1986 to play as the "band of distinction" at the Lord Mayor's Ball on St. Patrick's Day. They won the Waterford Crystal Trophy that is awarded to the band with the highest score from the judges. "Our top accomplishment was going to the 1982 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., where we represented five states" says Daubert. "It's so difficult to get invited." "I taught everything — elementary music, geography, choir, and band" LVC recognized Daubert's accomplishments in 1978 when he was honored with an Alumni Citation. Daubert also has received the Paul Harris Fellow award from the Lebanon Rotary Club and the Melvin Jones Fellow award from the Fredericksburg Lions Club. Daubert makes it clear that the support of the community and the band members' hard work were crucial in making their successes possible. That dedication and success was recognized during a ceremony on Sept. 20 when the Northern Lebanon High School dedicated the Harlan A. Daubert Performing Arts Center. "I am really grateful and humbled by the school board doing this in my honor," says Daubert. "It was a team effort— you can't do it by yourself." By Emily Gertenbach '11 Gertenbach, English, is an aspiring journalist who works on campus in the offices of college relations and information technology services, acts with Wig & Buckle, writes for La Vie Collegienne, and is co-president of Greenblotter, the campus literary journal She is currently studying in London. You can follow her experiences by reading her blog at http://blogsJvc.edu/london09/. FALL 2009 25 Class News & Notes (L to R): Cassandra Hoadley Hutton '04, Jeremy Rea '04, Jamie Moyer Brandle '04, Jason Brandle '03, Lisa Landis Schaefer '04, Robert Schaefer '04, Andrew Piatt '04, Jen Borgerding '04, Kristi Riley Piatt '03, Kim Richardson Runkle '03, Lorraine Patton Van Stone '04, Sean Carney '03, Kelly Kauffman Carney '03 (wedding details on p. 24) Dr. Stephanie Ann Kraft '05, '07 and Gregory T. Rada Jr. exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 13, 2008, in Lancaster. Dr. Erin Keiper '05, '07 served as maid of honor. Jonathan Kelly '06 served as best man. Stephanie is the clinical manager at CPRS Physical Therapy in Lancaster. Laura Elizabeth Lagler '05 and Matthew Joseph Frederick '05 were married on April 25 in Emmaus. Lynn Leidig Bentz '05, Jason Clay '04, Chris Frederick '07, and Nicole Frederick '10 were members of the bridal party. Russell "Rusty" Bentz '05, Dr. Alina Gottschalk '05, D'07, Dan Zilinskis '05, (Front L to R): Laura Lagler Frederick '05, Matthew Frederick '05, Ashley Johnson '07, Nicole Frederick '10, Tom McElwee '04,Jared Grove '05, Justin Albert '05, Kevin Block '02; (Second Row, L to R): Dr. Alina Gottschalk '05, D'07, Dan Zilinskis '05, Chris Frederick '07, Lynn Lei- dig Bentz '05, Russell "Rusty" Bentz '05, Jason Clay '04, Caitlin Gibbs '04, Justin Kratzer '04, Jen Deatrick Kratzer '05, Amy Gindhart '05, Alone Stief'05, Kristen Augustine '05, Ryan Merritt '07, Theresa Woods '07, Rachel Bartley '05 Justin Albert '05, Theresa Woods '07, Jen Deatrick Kratzer '05, Justin Kratzer '04, Amy Gindhart '05, Alane Stief '05, Rachel Bartley '05, Ryan Merritt '07, Kristen Augus- tine '05, Jared Grove '05, Tom McElwee '04, Matt Hauk '05, Caitlin Gibbs '04, Kevin Block '02, Ashley Johnson '07, and Kendra McQuillis Hauk '05 were in attendance. Liza Anne McLucas '05 and Michael Kalloz were united in marriage on June 13 in Gettysburg. Liza is an elementary school counselor at South Hanover Elementary School, Hershey, in the Lower Dauphin School District. She is the daughter of Karen McLucas, coordinator of enrollment services at LVC. Carolina Maria Russo '05 and Michael Santino Holding '06 exchanged wedding vows on Jan. 9 in Annapolis, Md. Carolina is a sales associate with Victorias Secret Jennifer Lynn Walter '05 and Robert James Richardson '07 were married on April 18 in Dalton. Corey Weaver '07 served as best man. Mark Orndorf '07, James Walter '06, and Jacob Prestidge '06 served as groomsmen. Leslie Kerchner '04 served as maid of honor, and Jamie Webber '05 served as a bridesmaid. Kathryn L Ferree '06 and Derek L. Ginge- rich were united in marriage on June 20 in Hanover. Becca Runkle '05 served as maid of honor. Andrea L Blom '07 and Michael Stengele exchanged wedding vows on April 25 in Belmar, N.J. Heather Vasas '07 served as a bridesmaid and Kyran Laudeman '08 served as the best man. Sarah Lennard '07 and Brett Buzdygon '07 were married on July 12, 2008, in Perkasie. Included in the wedding party were Chris- tine Gramlich '07, Jameson Moore '07, Edward Myers '06, Brendan Fullam '07, Michael Layser '07, and James O'Brien '07. Sarah is a preschool teacher at The Goddard School in Quakertown. Jeremy K. Mann '08 and Jennifer Kramer exchanged wedding vows on June 13 in Lebanon. Mike Greinke '08, Carl Bahner '07, and Steve S potts '10 served as grooms- men. Mallory Hane '08, Jackie Hane '08, 26 The valley Steve Salisbury '08, Kateri Swavely '09, Erika Maury '08, Hella Bloom '06, Emily Stouffer '08, Andy Spotts '07, Chelsie Miller '09, and Bria Rose '11 were in attendance. Friends of the College Dr. Jean-Marc Braem, associate professor of French at LVC, and Valerie J. Knisley were united in marriage on May 30 in LVC s Miller Chapel. News In the last year, Miriam Carper Frey '44 performed an organ recital at the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home in Palmyra where she has resided for 16 years. She performed with Ann Layser on piano to a standing- room-only crowd in the community chapel and received two standing ovations. Miriam was a music supervisor at Palmyra High School and a minister of music at Palmyra Church of the Brethren for 42 years. Joan Eckenroad Kirk '56 continues to substitute as a church organist and bell choir director. She is the volunteer coordinator of The Musicians and Friends Group at her retirement community. William Workinger '57 recendy co- authored a book, Keys to Successful Piano Performance, published by Ed Sueta Music Publications, Inc. It is his fifth volume in piano method. Glenda Wilson Kirker '58, a retired teacher, lives with her grandchildren in Beaumont, Calif. She volunteers at their elementary school and at the Lutheran church Sunday school. John Morris Sr. '59 owns the Rocky Mountain Hat Company with his son in Bozeman, Mont. Over the years, he and his son have built a reputation for the best hand-crafted custom hats available. Dr. Douglas A. Ross '60 is the owner and prin- cipal consultant of Self: Collaborative Solutions Consulting. He is the author of two books, Be Who You Want to Be: The Secret to Success and Make It Last: Loving Relationships. Everyone's checking it out, you should too! The LVC website has undergone a complete redesij Visit the new site today. www.lvc.ed For additional LVC news, photos, and more, check out The Valley Online Companion. TheValleyOnline.lvc.edu Class News & Notes Dr. Peter Riddle '61 is retired from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada, where he still teaches part time. He recendy pub- lished three works of fiction: Whistle Up a Windy a sailing adventure set in Nova Scotia; The Summer of the Kittens; and The Painted Ponies of Partequineus. The last two tides are short novels in one volume for young readers. Richard G. Felty '63 serves as a member of the board of directors of the Center for Spiritual Formation in Carlisle. His wife, Joy Klingler Felty '65, sings with the vocal ensemble Jubilate under the direction of Dr. Robert Lau '65. Priscilla Brush Schwenk '63 retired in 2004 from teaching at John Harris High School in Harrisburg. At the time of her retirement she was head of the math department. William G. Hughes, Esq., '65 retired from the full-time practice of law. He will remain as general counsel to the National Association of Federal Veterinarians, based in Washington, D.C., a position he has held since 1972. Nancy Robinson Learning '69 is the former chief executive officer of Tufts Health Plan based in Massachusetts. She currendy sits on three public company boards of directors, and resides in the Turks and Caicos Islands in the winter. David Leigh '69 is an enrichment lecturer on cruise ships to both the Caribbean and Canadian maritime provinces. In the past year he and his wife, Ann, have taken six Dr. Jonna-Lynn Knauer Mandelbaum '69 recently published the last book in a series of three novels relating to Mozambique, tided Unpredictable Crossing. Although her two previous novels, Malarial Fevers and Unspoken Farewell, are based on the lives of real people, Unpredictable Crossing is com- pletely fictional, but uses characters from Unspoken Farewell. Mandelbaum was a speaker last October for LVC s colloquium, Age of Terror. Carl L Marshall '69 was elected a presi- dent of the Mid-Atlantic Region for the National Rehabilitation Association. Patricia A. Pingel '69 retired in April as program manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Office of Conservation Science. Nancy Hollinger Enders 70 retired as elementary vocal music teacher for the Hempfield School District. She continues as director of music at Trinity United Church of Christ in East Join the Mathematical Sciences Department in Saying 'Thank You" to Dr. Bryan Hearsey To thank Dr. Bryan Hearsey for his nearly 40 years of teaching and to honor his work in creating our flagship Actuarial Science Program, the Mathematical Sciences Department has announced a fund drive to secure $100,000 to endow the Dr. Bryan V. Hearsey Scholarship for Actuarial Science.The scholarship will provide financial aid for deserving students studying actuarial science, as well as provide an incentive for drawing future students to the program. If you'd like to honor Dr. Hearsey for his dedication to the Valley and the Actuarial Science Program, please send a check written to "Lebanon Valley College" and indicate that it is to be credited to the Hearsey Scholarship. Or, you can go online to www.lvc.edu/supportLVC and choose "Hearsey Scholarship" from among the giving options. Questions, comments, and fun memories or stories about Dr. Hearsey may be shared with Dr. Patrick Brewer, associate professor of mathematical sciences, at email@example.com or 717-867-6082. Petersburg. Dr. David E. Myers 70 is the director of the School of Music at the University of Minnesota. The Rev. Dr. George E. Zeiders '70 is the senior pastor at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in State College, a position he has held since June 2007. Linda Ammlung McAlpin 71 is a long- time active member of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity. She chaired the nominating committee for the national convention in Chicago this past summer. While a student at LVC, Linda was an active member of the Delta Alpha Chapter. Sue E. Bowman 72 is a part-time corre- spondent for Lancaster Farming and writes a weekly column, tided "Rural Ramblings." Lawrence M. Larthey III 72 retired as principal of the Jim Thorpe Area School District, after more than 35 years in education. He was awarded an honorary state life membership in the Pennsylvania Congress of Parents and Teachers, and a lifetime achievement award by the Pennsylvania Parent Teacher Association. Linda Holubowicz Rhine 72 retired in 2003 from the Dade County Public School System in Florida after 30 years of teaching. She is working on masters degrees in both education administration and theology, and teaches special needs children. Her book, The Ivory Buttons, was published by Publish America. Lydia Kauffman Schnetzka 72 retired in 2008 from the Dallastown Area School District after serving more than nine years as the director of special education. Prior to that, she worked for 27 years in the South Eastern School District. Frances Stachow Seeger 72 was named executive director at Channels Food Rescue of Lemoyne. Dr. Anthony T. Leach 73 has been named Pennsylvania State University's second Penn State laureate. He is an associate professor of music and music education in Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture. 28 The valley Dr. J. Scott Deiter 74 is the chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium, based in Indian Head, Md., comprising all federal labs in the country. Gregg E. Townsley 74 is employed by Tuality Healthcare in Hillsboro, Ore. He has five grandchildren. He competes nationally in his new hobby, Cowboy Fast Draw. John G. Fenimore 75 is the director of curriculum for Edison Public Schools in Edison, N.J. Tom Ward 75 was recendy named general manager of Vermeil Wines in Napa Valley, Calif. The winery is owned by Dick Vermeil, the former National Football League head coach who led the Philadelphia Eagles to the their first-ever Super Bowl Championship appearance in 1981. Wayne R. Greksa 76 is the financial manager for Anne Arundel County in Maryland. Susan Hollowed Cooper, Esq. f 77 is the domestic relations hearing master for Lebanon County. Her son, Neal, is an Army medic who deployed in September 2008 to Iraq with the Pennsylvania National Guard 56th Stryker Brigade. Another son, Brian, started his junior year at Bucknell University, and her third son, Grant, is a senior at ELCO High School in Myerstown. Humanities Center Weathervane Long ago, a flag flew from the cupola high above the Humanities Center. So this summer, as $2.3 million worth of exterior restoration continued on the 1905 building, Don Santostefano, LVC's senior director of facilities management, got to thinking. He knew a flag pole required too much maintenance. But wouldn't a weathervane look nice up there? It was July when he brought the idea to Christopher Miller, the project's restoration architect, who agreed it would. LVC President Stephen MacDonald liked the idea, too. But the reconstruction was proceeding at such a rate that a custom-made copper weathervane would need to be in place in just two weeks. Santostefano scoured the Internet before finding The Weathervane Factory in Bar Harbor, Maine. It turned out the company couldn't accept the rush order for the 41- inch long and 38-inch high weathervane unless the 70-year-old artisan who would have to create it- very quickly — took a shine to the project. He was, after all, a Yankee craftsman, complete with a strong Down-East accent and an independent streak. Some college weathervanes feature their mascots. But visions of LVC's Dutchman flying north, south, east, and west just didn't seem suitable for one of the oldest buildings on campus. It turned out that The Weathervane Factory had already created a weathervane featuring a single letter superimposed on a banner. That gave Santostefano another idea: How about using the College's well-known LVC initials on the banner? Fortunately, the Yankee craftsman approved of the design, and two weeks later, the custom, copper weathervane arrived on campus. Workers assembled it on the ground in preparation for mounting it the next day, but something troubled Santo- stefano as he drove home that night. Suddenly, it came to him. They had assembled the east-west arm of the vane backwards! He was just glad to have noticed that before Harold "Chip" Schwalm, director of building maintenance, had climbed up to the cupola with the contractors to secure it to the old flagpole base. The cupola is now copper clad, instead of painted, to cut down on future maintenance. When the copper cupola and weathervane age to a soft green patina, the lead-coated copper LVC letters will gradually become more noticeable. Santostefano looks forward to driving by in 20 years and saying to himself, "I was a part of that! " By Lauren McCartney Cusick P'07 Cusick is LVC's director of media relations. FALL 2009 29 Class News & Notes Robert C. Shoemaker 77 was elected to the Leadership Lancaster board. He is executive vice president of the Bank of Lancaster County. Dennis J. Weidman 77 was named a part- ner with Simon Lever LLP, in Lancaster. Ronald R. Afflebach 78 is the vice presi- dent of human resources for Rutters Companies in York. Jack L Hobaugh Jr., Esq., 78 has rejoined the firm Blank Rome LLP, as an associate in the intellectual property litigation group, and is based in its Washington, D.C., office. Carolyn Steffy Rozman 78 is a sales manager for Home Care Angels, a non-medical in- home care company in Hershey. She is also serving as curriculum specialist for Straw- berry Garden Preschool in Harrisburg. Melinda Manwiller Rentz 79 is a music teacher in grades K-6 at Washington Elementary School in the Boyertown School District. She has been the director of music at Calvary Lutheran Church for 27 years. Jennifer L Bowen '81 is the principal of Pine Grove Area Elementary School. Holly Hanawalt Gainor '84 is the director of music for Tree of Life Lutheran Church in Harrisburg. Dr. Deanna Metka Quay '84 is a chemistry teacher at Northern Lehigh High School in the Northern Lehigh School District in Slatington. Richard Bradley '87 is the senior vice president of Management Resource Services in Baltimore, Md. Mark Clifford '87 is a senior mortgage consultant at Diamond Mortgage & Investments, LLC, in Gainesville, Ga. Jami Jennings Verderosa '87 is the principal of West-Oak Middle School in Westminster, S.C. Vince Bulik '88 has been named to the board of the Pennsylvania Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau. He is also general manager of the Lancaster Barnstormers professional baseball team. James P. Eckman '89 is a customer engineer IV at Applied Materials in Manassas, Va. Jo Ellen Lite A'89 has been renamed a member of the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Board by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. She is also a Lebanon County commissioner. Dr. April Horning Hershey '91 is the superintendent of the Warwick School District in Lititz. Dr. Rodney J. Paul '92 was recendy pro- moted to professor in the department of finance at St. Bonaventure University in New York. He has authored 40 academic articles in the fields of economics and finance. Dr. Diane West Wenger '92 recendy re- ceived tenure and promotion to associate professor of history at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre. Her book, A Country Storekeeper in Pennsylvania, was published in December 2008 by Penn State Press. Helen Major Lytle '93 works part time in the family business, Mallard Contracting, in Mt. Carmel, and enjoys being a mother to Abbey, 9, and Nathan, 4. Laura S. Shepler '93 is the assistant prin- cipal of Wilson High School in West Lawn. Scott A. Mongo '95 is an adjunct professor at Eastern University. He also teaches language arts at Delran Middle School in New Jersey. Mike Rhoades '95 has been named assis- tant mens basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University. He had spent the past 10 years as head coach at Randolph- Macon College in Virginia. Jason Say '95 and a partner are producing a national hunting show, Wired Outdoors, for the Sportsman Channel. Timothy Welliver '95 is the principal at Muncy Jr./Sr. High School in the Muncy School District. 1st Lt. Susan Deborah Fuchs '96 is cur- rently deployed in Afghanistan. She is a member of the U.S. Army with Alpha Company XO. Anne V. Seals '96 is a behavioral health specialist in the adult community autism program through Keystone Autism Services in Harrisburg. This is the first program of its kind in the commonwealth and appears to be the first in the nation. Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 is the director of web communications and new media at LVC. William T. Kepler M'97 is the executive vice president of the commercial banking group and a member of the senior man- agement team at Fulton Financial Corp. Thomas L. McCurdy '97 is the business office supervisor at Community Life Team, Inc., a division of Pinnacle Health System, Inc., in Harrisburg. Natalie Hope McDonald '97 is writing for Knowledge@Wharton at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as Philadelphia's Metro newspaper, Grid magazine, and Newsweek. Mary Bullock Neyer '97 was recognized as Teacher of the Year for the 2008-2009 school year at Kingsway Middle School in Woolwich Township, N.J. Jonathan M. Sensenig '97 is the project manager for Wickersham Construction and Engineering in Lancaster. Robert D. Ford '98 is the vice president and anti-money-laundering director at Commerce Bank/Harrisburg of Swatara Township. Timothy A. Frantz, Esq., '98 opened his own law office in Leesburg, Fla. Amanda E. Hoffman '98 is the marketing coordinator at Raudenbush Engineering Inc., in Middletown. 30 The valley Meiko Mori '98 is a school psychologist in the District of Columbia Public Schools in Washington, D.C. Jennifer L Yocom '98 is the arts and culture policy director for Portland, Ore. Cherie Forry Houck '99 is the manager of the request for proposals administration at United Concordia Companies, Inc., in Harrisburg. Her husband, Matt Houck '99 f teaches sixth grade in the Steelton-High- spire School District. Craig Underwood '99 is the media services manager at Moravian College in Bethlehem, as well as an adjunct instructor in music recording technology at LVC. His wife, Lisa Epting Underwood '98, works part time for Lehigh Carbon Community College in Sch- necksville, and cares for their three children, Madeline, 8, Ryan, 6, and Jacob, 3. JWFaW Kimberly Bard Eshle- ■ ^m T ^m I ma n '00 teaches first AVVAVrA grade at Myerstown Elementary School in the Eastern Lebanon County School District. She and her husband, Matthew, have two children, Kayden, 3, and Adler, 2. Jeffrey N. Eynon '00 is a web developer II with Guardian Life Insurance Company of America in Bethlehem. Musical Gifts CATHARINE DUNKLE ELLIOTT '43 Catharine Dunkle Elliott '43 and her husband, Edwin Elliott, were sweethearts in kindergarten who found each other again much later in life. They live in Linden Village, an assisted-living community in Lebanon. Due to health issues, "Catie" Elliott, who taught piano for more than 60 years, no longer plays the piano, paints, or reads. Yet, she desired nothing more than the opportunity to hear a great piano concert. When Michele Kendy, program services coordinator at Linden Village, heard of Elliott's wish, she decided to help her dream come true. Through the Heart's Desire program at Linden, Kendy has arranged for golf cart rides and visits to the circus for other residents. For Elliott, she sought tickets to attend a recent concert at Lebanon Valley College featuring the internationally renowned pianist Santiago Rodriguez. Elliott was an honored guest at the Sept. 27 concert where she met Rodriquez after the performance. A Harrisburg native, Elliott first came to Lebanon Valley College in 1939 on a full scholarship in piano. Her father, Lloyd Dunkle, was first violinist with the Harrisburg Symphony, and her mother, Grace, was a painter. She grew up surrounded by classical music and studied piano performance and conducting at LVC before graduating in 1943. "Music has been my life—I have always rejoiced in the opportunities and joy it has given me. This is my 62nd year of private piano teaching," she wrote to the College prior to her 50th reunion in 1993. "[I took] time out for babies and family," wrote the mother of three, "and had 20 years experience in public and private schools as music department head. I'll always be grateful to Miss [Mary] Gillespie and Dr. [Edward] Rutledge and all the others," she said of her music professors at LVC. Elliott later earned a master's degree from Columbia University Teacher's College in New York, and pursued further study at many fine institutions including the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore; the Hartt College of Music in Hartford, Conn.; Washington University in St. Louis; the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia; and the Haydn Konservatorium in Austria. By Lauren McCartney Cusick P'07. Cusick is LVCs director of media relations. FALL 2009 31 Class News & Notes Lisa Dickey Moss A'OO is a real estate agent with Stout Associates, Inc., in Temple. Cheryl Lukeski Ambruch '01 is the marketing director at Miles Technologies in Moorestown, N.J. Bryan Cutler, Esq., '01 is an attorney with the law firm Nikolaus and Hohenadel, with offices in Lancaster, Ephrata, and Columbia. He is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and serves as the state representative for the 100th Legislative District. Trent A. Hollinger '01 is the director of bands and assistant professor of music at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Miss. He was previously a graduate assistant in wind conducting and music education at the Peabody Conservatory. He was also an assistant conductor of the Peabody Wind Ensemble, Peabody Preparatory Youth Orchestra, and Peabody Camerata. m Diana D. Bashinsky '02 is the deputy treasurer for the Schuylkill County Treasurer s Office in Pottsville. Ellen Ditmer '02 is a vocal music teacher in the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts in Bethlehem. She teaches piano technique, music theory, and music history to grades 9-12, and directs the underclassmen choir. Kara R. Kinsey '02 is a content developer in the Advanced Design Center at The Edcomm Group in Fort Washington. She enjoys music and local travel. Dr. Meredith McGinley '02 received her doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a visiting assistant professor at Northern Illinois University. Dianna Wiley '02 received her masters degree in public administration in December 2008 from Strayer University. Jennifer Menser '03 is a fifth-grade teacher at South Lebanon Elementary School in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. In June 2008, she received a Japa- nese Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship, and in 2009, she was a National Endow- ment for the Humanities grant winner. Marilyn K. Shafer M'03 is a retail banking sales manager for Ephrata National Bank. Molly Spangenberg '03 received her masters degree in music education in January from George Mason University in Virginia. Gina Geib White A'03 received her masters degree in business administration in December 2008 from Alvernia University in Reading. Dana Herendeen DeGrande '04 received her master s degree in counseling psychology in 2007 from Immaculata University. She is an elementary school counselor in the Franklin Lakes School District in New Jersey. Jennifer L Porreca '04 received her masters degree in sports and recreation administration in May 2007 from Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the assistant director of academic support for athletics at Villanova University. Jon-David "J.D." Byers '05 received his master s degree in May 2009 from Fairleigh Dickinson College in Madison, N.J. He was selected for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for collegiate schools of business. Natalie Rae Decker '05 received her masters degree in special education in May 2009 from West Chester University. She received her certification in elementary education in July 2009 from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. She is a kindergarten autistic support teacher for the Delaware County Intermediate Unit in Glen Mills. Daniel J. Gallagher '05 is a computer and technology teacher for grades K— 4 at Enfield Elementary School in the Montgomery County School District in Oreland. He also is the scouting advisor to the Nu Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. Andrew T. Moser '05 is a research analyst for State Representative Robert Donatucci, majority chairman of the Liquor Control Committee. Laura Burdick Bradley '06 received her master's degree in special education and elementary education in May 2009 from the California University of Pennsylvania. She is a behavioral specialist consultant and program coordinator with Northwestern Human Services in Canonsburg. Brendon Herr '06, Port Deposit, Md., has been named LVC assistant ice hockey coach. Herr is a former Dutchman ice hockey player. Todd Snovel '06 has been promoted to associate director of annual giving at LVC. Sarah L Van De Weert '06 received her master s degree in political communication in December 2008 from the University at Albany, SUNY. She is a legislative director in the New York State Assembly for Assemblyman Philip Boyle. Jamie Wenrich '06 received her masters degree in integrated marketing communi- cations in December 2008 from West Virginia University. She works in business- to-business public relations at Godfrey in Lancaster. Dr. Jodi L Faust '05 f D'07 is a staff physical therapist at PRO Physical Therapy in Wilmington, Del. Christopher M. Frederick '07 is a second- level staff accountant with SF & Company in York. 32 The valley LVC Inaugurates Short-Duration Study Program in the Netherlands As part of the inaugural Business and Economics Department short-duration study abroad program in Maastricht the Netherlands, Valley students visited two LVC graduates who work at the world headquarters of Bayer in Leverkeusen, Germany. Gail Sanderson, associate professor of accounting, directed the program and arranged for the group to visit Kevin Gerchufsky '93, '96 and Tatjana Cuic '96, 98 who are married with two children. Gerchufsky gave a presentation on Bayer's business. Cuic, who was on maternity leave, joined the group for lunch. Afterwards, Gerchufsky led the group on a tour through the company's Japanese Garden, established by Bayer for employee stress relief, and its "BayKomm" commualcationt center for an overview of the company's products and worldwide operations. Gerchufsky, who has LVC degrees in chemistry and computer science, has worked at Bayer Healthcare since 1992. His work with the company has taken him from Myerstown, Pa., to Elkhart, IhcrT, to Leverkeusen, Germany, where in 2001 he became an information technology laanager involved with information technology quality and compliance, Cuic also was a double major, graduating from LVC with degrees in chemistry and music. FALL 2009 33 Class News & Notes Jeffrey A. Linn '07 is the head of sound for the touring Big Apple Circus. Jennifer L Parks '07 teaches second grade at Mary Shoemaker Elementary School in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District in Woodstown, N.J. She also coaches basketball and softball at Woodstown High School. Michael G. Wilhelm '07 is a second-level staff accountant with SF & Company in York. LVWV^W Jeanne Donlevy I ■ )2i Arnold H ° 8 was AVrijH^M named to the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania. Melissa M. Carvajal '08 is an enrollment assistant with the Lancaster campus of Central Pennsylvania College in East Pennsboro Township. Darnell A. Epps '08 is a teaching assistant in the music department at Washington State University, Pullman Campus. Elizabeth Joy Eynon 08 is a middle school choral/general music teacher in the Penn- Delco School District in Aston. Sharon Lee Hall '08 is the development coordinator of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley — Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, in Allentown. Ryan A. Morrow '08 is the director of music at First Moravian Church of Easton. Ryan's great-grandfather held the position for 19 years before leaving in 1929. His grandmother took over the position in 1935 and continued for 73 years. Chad E. Porter '08 is a project engineer with J. Vinton Schafer & Sons in Abingdon, Md. Other News The Rev. Dr. Daniel L Shearer '38 and his wife, Irma Keiffer Shearer '36, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 7. The event was in Willow Valley's private dining room in Lancaster with 38 family members in attendance. Dan writes that LVC has been an important part of his and Irmas lives since they first met in 1934. Twelve family members, including himself and Irma, graduated from LVC and are grateful for the excellent liberal arts education provided by the College. Dan was elected to LVC's Board of Trustees in 1959. Shirley Warfel Knade '56 is active in her community by serving on the board of the Lycoming County Historical Society, Preservation Williamsport, the Community Concert Association, Florence Crittenton Services, and the Family Health Council of Central Pa. Donald Umberger '56 and his wife, Florence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 20. He is the former owner of Umberger s of Fontana, where he is still employed. He has been a South Annville Township supervisor for 40 years and is a member of the Farmland Preservation Board. Marilyn Rinker Jennerjohn '62 received the first-place award in the 2008 Yorkfest Adult Literary Competition at York Arts, for her short story, Taken In. CLASS OF 2009 Annual Follow-Up Survey Share your life-beyond-the-valley experiences with students, faculty, employers, and alumni. It's quick and easy at www.lvc.edu/career . Go online TODAY. Free gift to all who respond online by December 31,2009 Barbara Turkington Whitney '69 reports, "Retirement in Maine is wonderful! It's beautiful here, with great hiking and kayaking, and lots of snow." James M. Rife 70 was inducted into the York Area Sports Hall of Fame. In 1966, Jim signed a professional baseball contract and was a minor league catcher with the Boston Red Sox until 1968. He has been a high school and college basketball official for more than 40 years and has officiated in both the NIT and NCAA tournaments. Karen Rothrock Selzer 72 (Above, right) and her nephew, Michael Grysinski '10, recendy visited Neidig-Garber Science Center. Karens father — Michael's grand- father—was William A. Rothrock III '48. The family made a gift to the science program in his memory during the Great Expectations Campaign. Ingrid Peterson '87 recently completed her Teaching English as a Second Language endorsement. Eric J. Laychock '03 received his masters degree in finance in June 2009 from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Keller Kapp '04 received her master s degree in teaching and curriculum in May 2009 from The Pennsylvania State University. U 34 The valley Suzanne H.Arnold wxiWm\ 2009 . x h i b i t i n s II; < The Actor's Image: The Japan-Virginia Society Collection of Ukiyo-e Prints October 23-December 13, 2009 Utagawa Fusatane, A Scene from Act IX of The Treasury of the Loyal Retainers, 1852, woodblock print, 16 7/g x 21 W-\6 inches, courtesy of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Carol Brown Goldberg January 15-February 21, 2010 Listening to Ivy: Rushing Toward Red, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 84 X 72 inches, courtesy of the artist. « Giovanni Battista Piranesi: The Grandeur of Rome March 5-April25, 2010 Veduta del Sepolcro di Pisone Liciniano su I'antica via Appia...Sepolcro dellafamiglia Cornelia..., 1764, from Le Vedute di Roma, 1748-78, etching, 26 V4 X 34 V 2 inches, courtesy of Blair-Murrah Exhibitions. 39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition April 30-May 9, 2010 * Carol Galligan May21-July11,2010 Transformation, 2004-05, mixed media on canvas, 54 X 84 inches, courtesy of the artist. Lebanon Valley College Call 717-867-6445 or visit www.lvc.edu/gallery Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 5 p.m. -8 p.m. • Thursday and Friday, i p.m. -4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, n a.m. -5 p.m. • by appointment for groups In Memoriam Dr. Darwin G. Glick '58. LVC Trustee Emeritus Dr. Darwin G. Glick '58, a trustee emeritus at Lebanon Valley College, died May 17, just one day after he was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from LVC, his beloved alma mater. He was 75. Glick was unable to attend Commencement ceremonies at LVC due to his illness. He passed away in the Lebanon home he shared with his wife, Elizabeth Rose "Libby" Speicher Glick '58, whom he married nearly 51 years ago following their LVC graduation. In his remarks at Commencement, LVC President Stephen C. MacDonald called the longtime Lebanon accountant and 20-year trustee, "a son of this College [who] has been one of the rocks of this institution which he has loved for more than one-half century ... Darwin was a leader on the board and in all the activities of the College during a period of tumultuous change and unprecedented growth. He was a guiding force and a wise counsel for three presidents at the College, and engaged in successful fundraising activities on a scale never before attempted at the Valley." MacDonald went on to say that Glick was "a shrewd judge of people and of economic realities, [who] served ably as chair of the College's Advancement Committee ... his honesty and lack of personal pretense commended him immediately to his friends and colleagues. People trust Darwin Glick." "Darwin was a treasured friend of the College and especially the advancement staff, and will be sorely missed," says LVC's vice president for advancement, Anne Berry, who worked closely with Glick for many years. MacDonald wrote after Click's passing, "We know that Darwin derived great satisfaction from the knowledge that his alma mater was bestowing this honor upon him. He joked with his physicians that now he was going to be a doctor, too." Born in Lewistown on Oct. 17, 1933, Glick was a son of the late Aaron and Elva Faust Glick. The family moved to Lebanon in 1939, and he graduated from Lebanon High School in 1951. He served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, some of it during the Korean War. After the war, Glick enrolled at LVC and received his bachelor's degree in economics in 1958. He served on LVC's Board of Trustees from 1989 until his death, and was chair of the Development Committee from 1991 to 2001, as well as serving on other major fundraising committees for the College. He received the Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2000. Glick practiced public accounting in Lebanon from 1958 to 1998 and received his CPA in 1961. He served as president of Glick, Stanilla, and Siegel until his retirement. Glick was a member of numerous civic and community organi- zations, including the Lebanon Lions Club from 1966 until his death, serving as past president, past treasurer, and director. He received the Melvin Jones Award from the Lions in 2006. He also was a member of Mt. Lebanon Lodge No. 226 F & AM and several other Masonic organizations. Glick was a member of the Good Samaritan Hospital board of trustees from 1977 until his death, serving as past chairman and treasurer. He was board co-chair of Lebanon Mutual Insurance and had been a director since 1979. As a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Lebanon, since 1959, he also was an elder, trustee, and treasurer. His other interests included golfing, cooking, and traveling. Surviving, in addition to his wife, Libby, are a son, Frederick L. Glick, and his wife, Ruth, of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Amy E. Glick, of Baltimore; grandchildren: Stephen Glick, of Lebanon; Brittany Miller, of Jonestown; Ashley Miller, of Baltimore; and Tyler Glick and Aaron Glick, both of Oceanside; brothers, Allen, and his wife, Marlene Glick, of Delray Beach, Fla., and Lee, and his wife, Pat Glick, of Coral Springs, Fla.; and sisters-in-law, Mary Lou, wife of Ernst Hartline, Tucson, Ariz., and Barbara Moyer '64, of Marysville. 36 THE VALLEY '30s Esther Smelser Duke '34 died March 28 in Pordand, Ore., at the age of 98. She was retired from the Portland Public Schools as a special education teacher. Mildred Nye Fisher '34 died July 24 in Annville at the age of 97. She had been a clerk for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. in Lebanon, and worked as an assistant librarian at the Annville Elementary School. Nye was the last surviving member of the 1 930 graduating class of Annville High School. She was a member of Christ Church United Church of Christ in Annville, where she was a deacon, a member of the consistory, and served on the worship, education, and scholarship committees. Nye was a volunteer for the Annville Free Library. Among others, she was predeceased by two sisters, Edith Nye Good '25 and Quebe E. Nye '31. Christine Yoder Gerberich '38 died July 17 in Chesapeake, Va., at the age of 92. She was an accomplished pianist and could play every instrument in the orchestra. She taught school in Pennsylvania for many years and was an aspiring opera singer, headed for the New York stage until she moved to Maryland to assist her husband with his veterinary practice. Gerberich loved to ice skate, play golf, tennis, and pinochle. Among others, she was preceded in death by a brother, John B. Yoder Jr. '48. Elizabeth "Betty" Bender Ulrich '38 died April 10 in Texas at the age of 92. Ulrich was the founder and first librarian of Clear Lake's (Texas) Freeman Memorial Library and recipient of the state of Texas Outstanding Children's Library Award. In her honor, the children's area in the new Freeman Library is named "Bettys Place." She was an active member of the Webster Presbyterian Church for more than 40 years, and sang in its choir and organized the library. She volunteered thousands of hours in the community, including, Meals on Wheels, the Houston Public Library, and the pediatric library in Hermann Hospital. In 1979 she received the Siddie Joe Johnson Award from the Texas Library Association for her outstanding library service to the children of Texas. In 1980 she was named Outstanding Woman of the Year of the Clear Lake Branch of the American Association of University Women. Among others, she was preceded in death by her rather, Dr. Andrew Bender, former professor and chair of the Chemistry Department at LVC; her step-mother, Ruth Engle Ulrich '15, former director of the School of Music at LVC; and her husband, Maj. Paul Theodore "Ted" Ulrich '38. Harlin Shroyer Kinney '39 died Jan. 23 in Lebanon at the age of 93. He was a retired general foreman from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Annville. Kinney was a member of Zion Evangelical Congregational Church in Annville and the American Chemical Society. He was a committee member of the Pennsylvania Dutch Council of the Boy Scouts of America and served on the board of the Annville Township Water and Sewer Authority. Surviving, among others, are a sister, Hazel Kinney Peiffer '49, and cousins, Fran Shroyer Bova '54, Ann Shroyer Shemeta '51, and Lois Shroyer Smith '65. He was preceded in death by brothers Dr. Alvin Kinney '32 and Dr. Charles Kinney Jr. '37. Donald G. Smith '39 died April 15 in Lebanon at the age of 94. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Smith was a retired certified public accountant who worked for the former Robert Miller & Co., in Lebanon. He was a member of St. Lukes Episcopal Church, Lebanon, and was a volunteer with RSVP, the Good Samaritan Hospital, and Philhaven Hospital. '40: Richard H. Baldwin '40 died Feb. 7 in York at the age of 96. He served four years in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radar operator in the 64th Fighter Wing in the European Theater during World War II. Baldwin taught history in the Red Lion School District from 1947 until 1973. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Red Lion, where he served as Sunday school superintendent. Baldwin served as secretary and president of the Red Lion Dons Club and as governor of District 14-C of the Pennsylvania Lions Clubs. He was president of the Bonaire Country Club, Cotillion Club, University Club, York County Chapter of PA Association of School Retirees, and the Reuniting Members of the 64th Fighter Wing. David Franklin Lenker '40 died March 27 in Harrisburg at the age of 92. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, and served in World War II as a flight instructor and in the Counter Intelligence Corps at the Pentagon. Lenker was the former vice president of Lenkerbrook Farms and a watercolor artist. After his retirement from Lenkerbrook Farms, he owned and operated the David Lenker Gallery in Hummelstown. Lenker was a member of St. Andrew's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Harrisburg. He also was a member and officer in numerous organizations including the Colonial Park Rotary Club (president); Harrisburg Art Association (president); Pennsylvania Watercolor Society; Harris Ferry Chapter of the Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; West Hanover Historical Society; and local Air Force Association (president). He was a 32nd— Degree Mason. He was preceded in death by his identical twin brother, Jesse Lenker '40. Harry N. Matala '43 died July 23 in Lebanon at the age of 88. He was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He retired from Lebanon High School, where he was a physical education teacher, assistant principal, and athletic director. Matala was a member of the Annville American Legion, the Lebanon VFW, the Lebanon Valley Sports Hall of Fame, LVC Sports Hall of Fame, the Lebanon High School Sports Hall of Fame, and the Lebanon YMCA. He was a member of St. Cecilia's Church in Lebanon. Grace Smith Schillich '43 died July 17 in Cornwall at the age of 87. Her career as a librarian took her to many places, from Pennsylvania at Clifton Heights High School, to Canada at St. Dunstan's University, to the Nashville-Davidson Public Schools in Tennessee, and Woodland High School in Maine. Schillich enjoyed reading, gardening, home design, and interior decorating. She was an avid animal lover and appreciated the outdoors by walking and cross-country skiing. Among others, she is survived by a sister, Dorothy Smith Nelson '47. John E. Carbaugh '46 died Jan. 3 in Brighton, N.Y., at the age of 85. He was retired from the U.S. Navy Reserves. Carbaugh retired FALL 2009 37 In Memoriam as the director of athletics and physical education from Brighton Central Schools in Rochester, N.Y., after 22 years of service. He was named the Athletic Director of the Year for New York State in 1980, and had been president of the Section V New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Carbaugh was a member of the New York Physical Education Association; New York Teachers Association; the New York School Retired Teachers Association; and the Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church in Brighton, N.Y. George Lin wood Moore '47 died April 22 in Mansfield Township, N.J., at the age of 88. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II in the 751st Chemical Depot Company of the 15th Air Force. Moore was a research chemist for Airco, Murray Hill, N.J., for more than 21 years, in which time he published many patents. He later worked for Air Products, Piscataway, N.J., before retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church in Plainfield, N.J. Evelyn Stonecipher Ward, Esq., '47 died July 12 in Delaware at the age of 82. At the age of 65, Ward decided to take flying lessons. She and her husband loved to fly planes and take small vacations. Ward was chair of the Goshen Towne chapter of Meals on Wheels. Ward's sisters, Verna Stonecipher Paine '43 and Virginia Stonecipher Mikionis '47 (deceased) attended LVC as did her niece, Karen Mikionis DiPietro (1967-1969). Wards father, Dr. Alvin H.M. Stonecipher, was a professor and dean at LVC from 1932 until 1962. Richard S. Zerbe '47 died June 16 in Camp Hill at the age of 83. He was a retired math teacher from Northern Lebanon High School. Prior to his teaching career, Zerbe worked for Sherwin Williams in Cleveland, Ohio, and New Jersey. He was a life member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ in SchaefFerstown. M. Kathleen Garis Bolger '48 died Jan. 29 in North Merrick, N.Y., at the age of 82. She taught vocal music at Northwest Jr. High School in Reading from 1948-1953 and at Merrick Avenue Jr. High School in New York from 1954—1961, and was a secretary at Buckley Country Day School in Roslyn, N.Y. Bolger received the Ford Foundation Fellowship in the 1953-1954 school year. Among others, she is survived by her husband, Joseph R. Bolger '49. Ralph Townsend Barnes Jr. '49 died April 30 in Fort Myers, Fla., at the age of 83. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Barnes spent his sales career with the Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company, a Caterpillar dealership, retiring as sales manager of the Wilkes-Barre branch office. He was president of the Crestwood School Board and served on the board of the Luzerne County Intermediate Unit. Barnes was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of the Irem Temple Knights of the Mystic Shrine. He was a member of the Mountain Top United Methodist Church in Florida. John K. Carl '49 died April 20 in Baltimore, Md., at the age of 84. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a petty officer. In 1951, he started teaching math. After teaching, Carl worked as a software systems analyst with the Air Arm Division of the Westing- house Electric Corporation in Baltimore. He also worked in the Operations Research Office of Johns Hopkins University in Bethesda, and at the Engineering and Research Corporation in Riverdale. In I960, he joined NASA as an aerospace technologist and later as a contract manager. After retiring from NASA in 1985, Carl moved to Annapolis where he helped establish the Caring Network of Heritage Harbour, and the Heritage Harbour Health Group. Carl was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of Annapolis, a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church, and a member of the American Legion Carroll Post 31. Among others, he is survived by a daughter, Deborah Carl Williams '77. Glenn E. Cousler '49 died July 13 in Media at the age of 87. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army First Infantry Division. He was awarded a Purple Heart. He served in Tunisia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. Cousler played the trumpet in the 16th Regiment Band for most of the war. He was a controller for a few local auto dealerships before retiring. Cousler was a member of Trinity Ruth's United Church of Christ in Spring Grove. George F. Patterson Sr. '49 died Jan. 29 in Florida at the age of 86. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Patterson was the founder and chair of EUR Datacenter, Inc. He was an avid golfer and a proud member of the "Think Tank," a group comprised of his morning coffee buddies with whom he solved the problems of the world on a daily basis. '50s Joseph Winfield Layser '50 died July 1 in Palmyra at the age of 87. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 20th Air Force in India and the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Arena. Layser was a retired civil service worker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Lebanon Church of the Brethren and served as deacon and Sunday school teacher. Layser s lifelong hobby was breeding fancy show pigeons. He spent 25 years promoting Pioneer seed corn on local farms. During his retirement, he was a volunteer caretaker of the Meyer Cemetery in Greble. Among others, he is survived by a brother, Ray A. Layser '50. Miriam Fuller Lemon '50 died Feb. 24 in Lebanon at the age of 80. She was a retired kindergarten and music teacher from the Annville-Cleona (A-C) School District. Lemon was a member of the Annville United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and served on the administrative board. She also was a member of the Annville Washington Band, played with the Hershey and Harrisburg symphonies, and served as president of the A-C School District Teachers Union. She was preceded in death by her husband, William K. Lemon III '50. Dr. John Harold Housman '51 died April 25 in Lancaster at the age of 8 1 . He spent many years in Africa with Eastern Mennonite Mission, serving Shirati Hospital, Lake Victoria, Tanzania, treating leprosy and teaching in the nursing school. He performed and taught eye surgery in Somalia, and served two years at Deder Hospital in Ethio- pia. Housman was a "flying doctor," serving 19 clinics twice a month in the region of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Upon returning from Africa, he completed a three-year residency in ophthalmology at Thomas Jefferson University. In 1975, he went into private practice and retired in 1993. From 1994 to 1996 he returned to West Africa and taught cataract surgery and general ophthalmology to African physicians at the Eye Hospital in Kano, Nigeria. 38 THE VALLEY The Rev. Bernard E. Fogle '52 died July 9 in Gaithersburg, Md., at the age of 89. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in the Dutch East Indies, Leyte Island in the Phillippines, and Clark Field on Luzon. He received the Air Medal with oak leaf clusters. Fogle retired as a technical sergeant from the Army Air Force as a flight mechanic and crew chief. In 1955, he was ordained as a minister in the Otterbein Church in Hagerstown, Md. He served as pastor of the Fulton Avenue Church in Baltimore and the Siemers Memorial Church in Arbutus, Md. Fogle also served the Messiah Church in Glen Burnie, Md., before retiring in 1987. Throughout his ministry, he had a special relationship with the Centennial Memorial United Methodist Church in Frederick, Md. Mabel Gerhart Hollowell '52 died June 2 in Hershey at the age of 78. After attending LVC, she received her bachelors degree as a registered nurse. Hollowell worked in several hospitals prior to working with Dr. James Monteith in Annville. She retired from Northern Lebanon High School, where she was the school nurse from 1965 to 1993. Hollowell was a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ (UCC) in Jonestown, and was involved in the Annville UCC Home Auxiliary. She participated in Cleona Senior Citizens, New Horizons, Lebanon Educators Honor Society, and was a 48-year member of a pinochle card club. Hollowell was the education officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and enjoyed traveling by motorhome. Among others, she is survived by a daughter, Karen Hollowell Harner 76, a stepson, Dr. Richard Harner '75, and a brother, the Rev. Dr. Paul Gerhart '49. Lois Zeleka White Norris '52 died June 4 in Philadelphia at the age of 80. She worked in the medical field in such places as the Veterans Administration Hospital, the State Psychiatric Hospital, and Temple University, all in Philadelphia. Norris changed vocations and became a public school educator in Philadelphia for 21 years. She taught at Gillespie, Shoemaker, and Fitz Simone middle schools. Norris played piano and organ, served as a choral director, and was an accomplished alto. She was a life member of the African Methodist Episcopal Women's Missionary Society (WMS) and conducted many annual conference WMS day choirs. She also was among the leaders of the Philadelphia Conference Choir for many years. William L Jones '53 died May 23 in Dallastown at the age of 78. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. Jones was an accountant with the former Motter Printing Press Co., retiring in 1990 as controller after 34 years of service. He was an active member of Zion United Methodist Church where he was a church treasurer, served as chair of the administrative board, and taught Sunday school. Jones was a member of the board of directors for the Quincy United Methodist Home. He was a member of the Red Lion School Board and the former Red Lion Country Club, and delivered meals as a volunteer for Mobile Foods in Red Lion. V. Darline Moyer Lancia '54 died June 3 in Henderson, Nev., at the age of 76. She was a Spanish teacher for more than 50 years. Landa had a great passion for Spanish culture, dance, and language. Among others, she is survived by her husband of 55 years, Howard "Howie" V. Landa '55. Carol J. Smith '54 died May 1 in Fort Myers, Fla., at the age of 77. She was a U.S. Air Force wife, who traveled extensively with her family. Smith and her husband retired to Sanibel Island in the 1980s. Due to her husband s travel with the Air Force, she concentrated on private lessons, church choir, and church organist work. Nancy Wolf Jauss '55 died Feb. 14 in Carlisle. She was a longtime member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Harrisburg where she served as a member and president of the Lutheran Church Women. Jauss was an active member of and soloist in the church choir. She enjoyed reading, knitting, and music. Among others, she is survived by her husband of 53 years, David H. Jauss Jr. '55. Charles C. Kindt '57 died Feb. 14 in Harrisburg. He retired in 1993 after teaching special education for 31 years. Kindt was a member of Bethany Church of the Nazarene in Harrisburg. Donald R. Hole '58 died May 31 in Burke, Va., at the age of 75. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and had been a member of the elite U.S. Army Chorus stationed at Fort Meyer, Va., for almost 30 years. After retiring from the Army, Hole started a fulfilling career as a travel agent, specializing in cruises. Claire L Swartz '59 died April 18 in Mount Joy at the age of 72. She worked at Harrisburg Hospital and later became the assistant director of nursing for Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim. Swartz was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Manheim, serving on the church consistory as an elder, deacon, and spiritual counsel. She also was involved with Women's Fellowship, the board of Christian education, the Sunday and Bible schools, senior and bell choirs. Her community involvement included the Manheim Historical Society, Manheim Veterans Ambulance Association, Manheim Community Library, Nearly-Nu Shop, Meals on Wheels, and the local Cub Scouts. '/n c Carol Felty Earp '62 died June 4 in Hershey at the age of 69. She was a member of the Moravian Church in Lebanon, where she implemented the Sunday school program, and served on the Moravian Days Planning Committee, the Easter Fun Fair, and the Young at Heart. Earp taught in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District for more than 30 years and retired in 1996. She was active with the Friends of Stoever's Dam, planting flowers. Earp loved tending to her large garden, and once was on the front page of the Lebanon Daily News, which referenced her garden as "one of Lebanon's finest." Among others she is survived by her husband of 48 years, Ralph N. Earp Jr. '62, a daughter, Betsy Earp Kreider '94, '99, and a brother, Dr. Jay A. Felty '54. Maj. John Michael Homan '62 died April 29 in Hershey at the age of 70. He retired as a Major after 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, and taught music and computer science at Holy Name High School, Reading. Homan was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, New Holland, and first vice president of the Reading Choral Society. FALL 2009 39 MYLVC Julie Reimold '09, D'll Physical Therapy Major Why Physical Therapy (PT) at LVC? Ever since my father was diagnosed with arthritis and had his first hip replacement, I've been intrigued by the people and processes of PT. His physical therapist guided him back to health and helped renew his life. I became fascinated by how one therapist could so drastically change a patient's life. Those experiences inspired me to help anyone I can. How Has LVC Had an Impact on Your Life? My experiences at LVC have enhanced my understanding of diversity among all types of cultures — I would not give that back for anything. I've found great friends at LVC and learned things about life I'll always remember. Community Service Involvement: I participate in Lebanon's Habitat for Humanity and get as much in return as I give. Every volunteer experience helps make me a better person and helps me learn who I am. Goals after LVC: I'm not clear yet on which field of PT I will pursue. I am leaning toward a specialty that will allow me to help others become more mobile or to rehabilitate after an injury or surgery. What Other Factors Helped Lead You to LVC? The scholarships and financial aid helped make a private college edu- cation affordable. Working on The Valley Fund phonathon, I now realize that this help would not be possible without the support of LVC alumni, parents, and friends. Final Thoughts: Your Valley Fund gifts have shaped my life. I hope you will become a part of someone else's story today. 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